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Komatsu virtual event will showcase latest innovations in hard rock mining

1 min read / October 12, 2020


New drilling and bolting platform and LHD machines to be revealed

Milwaukee, October 12, 2020 — Komatsu is excited to invite the global hard rock mining industry to explore beyond the surface at our first-ever virtual livestream event, where we’ll be unveiling an all-new underground drilling and bolting product platform with a bold, industry-disrupting design.

On October 26, event attendees will be among the first to experience this new platform, designed after years of working in collaboration with our customers to understand the challenges faced by mining operations. The first four of 14 planned new drilling and bolting models utilizing the platform will be featured during the event. Two LHD loaders, one brand new and one enhanced and improved over our current model, will also be unveiled.

In addition to showcasing our new machines, the “Explore beyond the surface: Innovations for hard rock mining” event will offer participants the chance to hear from and ask questions of our product experts. We’ll share the design considerations that went into each of our new products and the benefits and opportunities that can be expected with their use.

“We’re thrilled to finally be able to reveal these new products, which were developed based on the insights we’ve gained by working side-by-side with our customers in the mining industry,” said Josh Wagner, Vice President Hard Rock at Komatsu. “Our new drilling and bolting platform and LHD machines are the latest examples of our commitment to delivering sustainable, innovative solutions that support our customers’ mining operations.”

Our virtual event will take place on Monday, October 26, 2-3 p.m. EDT. Anyone can attend by registering for the event through komatsuevents.com.

About Komatsu

Komatsu is an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of equipment, technologies and services for the construction, forklift, mining, industrial and forestry markets. For nearly a century, Komatsu equipment and services have been used by companies worldwide to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create technology and consumer products. The company’s global service and distributor networks support customer operations, tapping into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance.

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