All Japan Articles

‘Innovative’ timber high-rise for Tokyo
The timber structure is said to reduce the embodied CO2 of the building
European contractor targets Japan as a growth market
Rönesans Holding has targeted Japan as a market to expand its operations and grow sales by US$1 billion 
Kobelco restructures due to changing Chinese market
Major OEM integrates two excavator plants due to changing market conditions
Foster + Partners design ‘sustainable’ department store
The new store in Tokyo, Japan will feature natural materials and reduce the embodied carbon of the building
Epiroc to move production to China
Relocation will see the current production facility in Yokohama close by 2023
Komatsu launches electric excavator in Japan
Developed with Honda, the PC01E-1 micro excavator features swappable, mobile batteries 
Kobelco expands mini excavator production capacity
Kobelco will expand the production capacity of its Ogaki Plant, which produces mini-excavators
Record-breaking year for equipment sales
Demand for equipment was maintained throughout 2021, although some areas have seen a drop in sales
Tadano suspends crane production
Component shortages precipitate temporary production stoppage at four crane factories in Germany and Japan
Yanmar acquires majority share in battery tech company
Modular battery technology to further Yanmar’s electrified powertrains
Hitachi-Deere joint venture officially dissolved
Deere acquires three former Hitachi-Deere factories as OEMs set to compete in same markets
Japan agrees US$2.1 billion loan with the Philippines for Metro
Loan will be used to expand transportation links in the capital of Manila, Philippines
Trackunit Apps now available in Japanese
Japanese versions of Trackunit Manager and Trackunit Go launched for rental companies, OEMs and fleet owners
Out of this world: Komatsu developing technology for construction in space
Komatsu will contribute to Japan’s research and development of outer space construction activities
Kobelco produces its 300,000th excavator
Japanese construction equipment reaches milestone with ‘sense of gratitude toward everyone’
Exclusive: Deere, Hitachi reveal plans beyond joint venture
OEMs talk about future strategies when partnership ends early next year 
Design award for Tadano truck mount
Japan’s IDEA recognised the 32m AT-320XTG for its compactness and redesigned, lighweight boom 
Cat launches remote control kit for large excavators
Cat Command for Excavating now available on six 20 to 40 tonne excavators in the North American and Japanese construction equipment markets
Kubota chairman awarded France’s National Medal
Masatoshi Kimata, Kubota’s chairman and representative director, is presented with the National Order of Merit Medal from France
Honda and Komatsu team up for electric mini excavator
Partnership aims to allow Honda’s MPP batteries to be used with various Komatsu equipment
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