Korekiyo Yanagisawa, COO, Komatsu Mining; John Koetz, president, surface mining, Komatsu; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett; and Jeff Dawes, CEO, Komatsu Mining, break ground for the South Harbor Campus.

Komatsu is rebranding some P&H and Joy Global equipment to reflect its unified focus on growth in the mining equipment space. All surface wheel loaders, new blasthole drills, and all underground hard-rock equipment will be rebranded as Komatsu.

Komatsu said the development synchs with the company’s 100th anniversary. “Building on the growth of our mining portfolio, we’re excited to unite more products under the Komatsu brand, while respecting the history and value of the P&H and Joy brands,” said Jeffrey Dawes, CEO, Komatsu Mining.

The first rebranded product, the Komatsu ZT44 track drill, debuted at CONEXPO in March.

Separately, Komatsu Mining Corp. broke ground on its new headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District. Komatsu is investing $285 million in the campus, which spans 57 acres and includes purpose-built, modern manufacturing facilities; advanced technology, robotics, engineering and research and development labs; a large office complex; training facilities; data solutions center; and an experience center.

The state-of-the-art facility will help the company deliver innovative solutions, Komatsu said. “Our goal is to create a remarkable workplace for our employees that provides space to grow, will serve as a global center of excellence for Komatsu, and demonstrates a sincere commitment to sustainability and our community,” Dawes said.
Preconstruction launched in late 2019. The new campus will be staffed in 2022.