Komatsu opens new manufacturing plant in Myanmar

Komatsu Ltd., a multinational Japanese corporation that manufactures construction, mining and military equipment, recently established a new manufacturing plant in Myanmar.

Komatsu Manufacturing Myanmar., LTD. (KMM), will fabricate components for construction and mining equipment as well as power generators. The plant opened in Mandalay, a major metropolis of Myanmar, where the company recently held an opening ceremony.

Komatsu has been strengthening its abilities to remanufacture used components such as engines and transmissions through a wide variety of processes. The goal is to get old components up to a quality on par with newly made components and supply them back to the marketplace.

KMM is Komatsu's 13th remanufacturing factory, and is the company’s first production base related to construction and mining equipment in Myanmar. To help Myanmar solve a problem of electric power supply shortage, KMM also will produce power generators.

In addition to Myanmar’s rapid economic development over the last few years, the company is expecting growth in demand for construction and mining equipment there over the long term. Myanmar leads the world in producing jade.

Komatsu has sold and serviced construction and mining equipment in Myanmar since the company opened its Yangon office in 1995. With KMM, Komatsu looks to be better positioned to supply remanufactured products closer to customers' jobsites.

That move is designed to help customers improve productivity, and reduce operating and maintenance costs. At the same time, Komatsu also will be able to capture aftermarket demand and work to expand sales.

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