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Komatsu invests in the future of its hard rock business

1 min read / February 22, 2023

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Sudbury facilities to become a center of industry, technical and operational excellence

February 22, 2023 — In support of its planned strategic growth of the company’s hard rock mining business, Komatsu will invest millions to transform its Sudbury, Ontario, Canada operations. 

The move supports Komatsu’s strategies of delivering high customer satisfaction while supporting business growth through successful supplier and manufacturing networks. 

The transformation of Komatsu’s hard rock operations, planned to kick off in April, will include:

  • Creation of a new product development, test and validation center for hard rock underground drilling, LHD and truck products at the company’s location in Sudbury. 
  • Increasing production capacity for Komatsu OE underground drill products. This includes streamlining the operations for improved safety, quality and lean manufacturing.

With the planned investment, Komatsu’s Sudbury facilities will become a center of industry, technical and operational excellence for the company’s hard rock products. Focus will be on the optimization of technical product core competencies including engineering, prototyping, testing and validation. Operational efficiencies, capabilities and capacity will also be improved through facility optimization and further leveraging the company and supplier networks.

“Our commitment to hard rock mining will only continue to grow as we look to increase product, solution and service offerings for customers,” said Doug Eamer, Senior VP of hard rock mining for Komatsu. “We are excited about the planned investment in Sudbury and the increased use of Komatsu’s network to support this evolution. Our teams remain focused on continuing to provide exceptional products and solutions for our customers.”

About Komatsu 

Komatsu develops and supplies technologies, equipment and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial and forestry markets. For a century, the company has been creating value for its customers through manufacturing and technology innovation, partnering with others to empower a sustainable future where people, business and the planet thrive together. Front-line industries worldwide use Komatsu solutions to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create consumer products. The company's global service and distributor networks support customer operations to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. To learn more visit 

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