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Komatsu's Environmental and Social Activities Enhancing Quality of Life


Mitigating Climate Change  New Hydraulic Drive Forklift FH Series

The new forklift models FH40-1, FH45-1, and FH50-1 announced in July 2012 are more environmental-friendly and easy to operate. Komatsu has received 200 orders for these models as of March 2013. The electronically controlled Hydro-Static Transmission (HST, hydraulics powered transmission) technology, developed by Komatsu achieves unprecedented fuel efficiency by reducing fuel consumption by up to 30% compared to our previous models. The new forklift models are equipped for the first time with KOMTRAX, a remote equipment and fleet monitoring system, to support our customers fleet management operations. Trial units are currently being tested abroad in the United States, CIS, and Indonesia, with great feedback on their low fuel consumption.

In February 2013, Komatsu was awarded the Japan Machinery Federation Chairman Award given in recognition for the development or application of industrial machinery with significant energy conservation effects.



Hydraulic drive forklift FH50

Hydraulic drive forklift FH50

Japan Machinery Federation Chairman Award plaque

Japan Machinery Federation Chairman Award plaque