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NEWS COMPANY/BRAND 04 Nov 2011

KOMATSU'S WACOL PROJECT WILL ENHANCE THE NATIONAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT CAPACITY

Komatsu's all new Queensland headquarters is progressing ahead of schedule, despite unseasonal rain throughout its construction.

4112011KomatsusWacolProjectWillEnhanceNational-(1).jpgThe Greenfields project in Wacol, Brisbane, is Komatsu's largest investment in its 45 year history in Australia, and forms part of a nation wide expansion phase that will see Komatsu enhance its assembly and customer support capacity around Australia.

Once complete, the 61,000m2 site will feature state of the art facilities to support the Queensland market. The site will be home to:Mining & Construction Machine assemblyPaintshop featuring the largest spray booth in the southern hemisphereRemanufacturing Center Service Workshop and Track Shop Condition Monitoring Services including Oil Testing Laboratory Mining Office HeadquartersQueensland Regional Headquarters & Sales Office Construction of the 7 buildings is 70% complete, with the attention now turning to the heavy duty concrete hardstand areas as well as fitout of theoffices and workshops.The new site at Wacol will complement Komatsu's Brisbane network including the Parts Distribution Center in Morningside, as well as its two Rocklea branches, the Used Equipment Sales Yard and the Utility Store.