Komatsu was founded in 1917 as a subsidiary of Takeuchi and become an independant company in 1921. The first products were tools used for the production of
construction machinery, from 1931 was the production of tracktors on crawler undercarriages started. Today is Komatsu producting various construction machines, mainly for the
earth moving business. The main office is located in Tokyo (JP) and Komatsu employs approx. 63,000 employees world-wide.