Komatsu America Corp., a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., was honored by Mining Foundation of the Southwest in December 2012 with an Industry Partnership Award in recognition of Komatsu's role as one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Komatsu America Corp. also serves the forklift and forestry markets. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support the equipment. Komatsu has been providing high-quality reliable products for nearly a century.
Known globally for its first-class mining tools, Komatsu America Corp. designs, manufactures and supports the super-large off-highway mining trucks from its Peoria, Illinois facility. The Komatsu trucks use up to 3,500 horsepower diesel engines to generate power for rear-mounted electric motors, capable of driving the vehicles up to 40 mph. With a payload of up to 360 short tons, these trucks are designed to operate 24/7/365 for ten years. Shipped around the world, the trucks compliment the Komatsu hydraulic shovels, wheel loaders, and tracked dozers that are built and supported by a global network of manufacturing and distribution facilities.
Not satisfied with simply providing world-class equipment, Komatsu America Corp. includes Modular Mining Systems as the capstone to its mining tool portfolio. Modular is the premier supplier of data-driven mine management solutions with a vision to revolutionize the way the mining industry operates in real-time.
Combined with the mining trucks from Peoria, control systems and product leadership from Japan, Modular supplies the site-supervisory system for Komatsu's Autonomous Haulage System (AHS). Operating a production fleet of driverless mining trucks Komatsu's Frontrunner® system is reshaping the mining industry.
The success of Komatsu's mining customers stands as proof of the commitment to high quality tools and support that exceed expectations.
The purpose of the non-profit 501c(3) organization Mining Foundation of the Southwest based in Tucson, Arizona is to promote public understanding and education related to mineral resources and the mining industry, both in the U.S and abroad. More information is available at www.miningfoundationsw.org.