Managing Director & CEO
“Contributing to the Realization of a Better World by Constantly Creating Products and Services with True Value”
Moving Ahead with Combined Business Strength
The KOBELCO Group is executing its medium-term plan from FY2016 and the progress is quite satisfactory. The current year is very crucial in ensuring that the five-year plan is completed as planned or better. The merger of KOBELCO CRANES BUSINESS with KOBELCO EXCAVATOR BUSINESS was an important step in the development of our organization. It has helped us to grow with positive synergy.
The overall demand for construction equipment has been good especially in India. The market for Construction equipment has been showing a positive trend in most markets including Europe, North America as well as even Japan.
KOBELCO is maintaining its focus on developing new technologies and innovative solutions for its customers. For instance, we launched 50T class and starting local production, launching some menus for special and conducting test marketing for 3T mini excavators. Also, Bangladesh has been added to our territory. We are expanding the range of products / solutions in line with the demands of the market.
We are additionally continuing to rapidly and precisely meet the new needs of our customers as seen in the release of new models by the Crane Division CKL1000 with Lifting Magnet Crawler Crane for Steel Plant use in India.
KOBELCO has also initiated measures to develop better working styles within the Group by creating the right environment for all employees can work challenging yet rewarding jobs in which they perform meaningful tasks in a collaborative manner.
KOBELCO had adopted “Low fuel consumption” and “Low noise” as guiding principles in our push for environmental care. We reiterate our commitment to produce products and provide services for our customers with a strict adherence to compliance serving as the major principle for all our actions and philosophy.
KOBELCO’s Make-In-India Plans To Grow Further
In India, we continue to consolidate our strengths in providing highly durable and productive machines as well as in providing best-in-the-industry field support. We are increasing the range of our offerings with the addition of ‘Mini’ Excavators in the 3 to 3.5T range as well as several types of special attachments to meet the growing needs of our valued customers. We are also pursuing a larger share of the Excavator business in the Mining sector.
There has been a healthy increase in the demand for KOBELCO machines and we are in the process of augmenting our manufacturing capacities to keep pace with the overall market growth.