Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. Japan

Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. Japan

Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. Japan


October 1, 1999

Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo and Saeki-ku, Hiroshima, Japan


Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company. Its headquarter situated in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo and Saeki-ku, Hiroshima. The company was founded in October 1, 1999. The key people of the company Kazuhide Naraki, is the President and CEO of the company. Kobelco develop, manufacture, sales, and service of construction and transport machinery.



1930s - 1970s  :

In 1930, the 50K shovel (1.5m3), the first such construction machine manufactured in Japan. In 1953, the first 10KT (6t) and 20KT (10t) truck cranes manufactured in Japan. In 1954, the 220A diesel pile hammer, the first such product manufactured in Japan. In 1962, the Kobe Steel Construction Machinery Training Center opens at the Okubo Factory.

In 1963, Yutani Heavy Industries, Ltd. produces the TY45, the first wheel-type hydraulic excavator manufactured in Japan. In 1967, the H208 (0.3m3), the first crawler-type hydraulic excavator to be produced using Kobelco’s proprietary technology, is manufactured.


1970s - 2000s :


In 1977, Yutani Heavy Industries, Ltd. develops a static hydraulic fracturing nibbler. In 1980, Yutani Heavy Industries, Ltd. produce Japan’s first vehicle dismantling machinery equipped with a fixed nibbler. In 1987, “SK-New MARKII” series of hydraulic excavators is introduced. In 1987, Kobelco Construction Machinery Engineering Co., Ltd. is established.

In 1989, the RK70M/RK70, Japan’s first small-sized rough-terrain crane, is introduced. In 1996, the “Beetle” series of short rear tail swing mini excavators is launched. In 1999, the Construction Machinery Division of Kobe Steel, Ltd. is merged with Yutani Heavy Industries Ltd. and Kobe Steel Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. to form Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.


2000s - Present :


In 2000, a business alliance is formed with Tadano Ltd. for the purpose of manufacturing wheel-type cranes. In 2004, Excavator operations and crane operations are split into separate businesses, and Kobelco Cranes Co., Ltd. is established (wholly owned by Kobe Steel, Ltd.). In 2011, the G and S series of crawler cranes are introduced. In 2012, the SK200H, a hybrid hydraulic excavator in the 20t class, is introduced. In 2016, Kobelco Construction Machinery and Kobelco Cranes merged their management organizations to form Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.



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