Our roots stretch back more than 100 years to a lush forest near Komatsu City in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan that was once home to a copper mine vital to the surrounding community. The mine’s closure in 1920 could have meant the end for community residents dependent on their related jobs, but instead it was a new beginning.
The owner of the mine and our founder, Meitaro Takeuchi, was an entrepreneur with an extraordinary humanitarian vision, committed to enhancing the community’s quality of life, developing future generations and growing with society. Determined to bring industrial technology to his country, Takeuchi created a new company by nurturing the skills of the people in the local community.
Takeuchi’s vision and strong guiding principles stood the test of time. Throughout the years, Komatsu’s continued investment in core capabilities and strategic acquisitions has connected smart, diverse people and cutting-edge technologies with a shared belief that partnerships are the best way to solve challenges and meet society’s needs.
As the world grows and evolves, the people who power modern society and develop the world’s infrastructure count on partners that they can trust to empower them and create value.
For a century, Komatsu has been by your side with ‘dantotsu’ quality, reliability, insight and support. Through manufacturing and technology innovations, we partner with you to create the solutions needed to achieve a sustainable future where people, businesses and our planet can thrive together.
Purpose: Creating value through manufacturing and technology innovations to empower a sustainable future where people, businesses and our planet can thrive together.
How we work at Komatsu
How we work at Komatsu is the behavioural expectations of our People and People Leaders that support us in Creating Value Together.
How we work is guided by our approach to Leadership and our Company Values. Leadership at Komatsu is how we lead our People (People Leadership) and Komatsu (Business Leadership) to success. Our values are the set of guiding principles and fundamental beliefs that support everyone at Komatsu to work together as a team and work toward common business goals.
Leadership at Komatsu
Leading our People and Komatsu to success.
Delivering results through and with others.
Delivering results by acting in the best interests of Komatsu, our community and our stakeholders.
Living our Values
With a ‘challenging spirit’ and without fear of failure, we innovate and always aspire to do more.
Even when the work is difficult, we remain committed to our promises and reliably carry them through to completion.
Creating value comes from teamwork, inclusion, respect, diversity and a win-win approach to all relationships.
To earn and maintain trust, we always act with sincerity, integrity and honesty, and we communicate transparently.