Rolling Meadows, May 27, 2008 – Komatsu American Corp. announces that its parent company, Komatsu Ltd., in conjunction with its China affiliates and China employees, will donate 150 million yen (approximately USD $1.45 million) in cash and equipment toward relief efforts for the recent devastating earthquake in China. Komatsu extends its heartfelt concern and condolences to the people and families who have been devastated by this earthquake.
About Komatsu Ltd. And Komatsu America Corp.
Komatsu Ltd., established in 1921, is the world's second largest manufacturer and supplier of construction and mining equipment. For nearly 90 years it has proudly provided high-quality reliable products as well as parts and services. In addition to construction and mining equipment, the company’s core business also includes industrial-use machinery such as sheet-metal machines and forging presses, forklift trucks and forestry equipment. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, consolidated net sales for Komatsu Ltd. were USD $22,430 million and its employees numbered more than 39,000. Komatsu's shares are listed on the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges in Japan (6301) and ADRs traded on the OTC market (KMTUY). (www.komatsu.com)
Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. which is the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support the equipment. Komatsu has proudly been providing high-quality reliable products for nearly a century. Visit the website at www.komatsuamerica.com for more information.