Komatsu Ltd. engages in manufacturing, developing, marketing, and selling a range of industrial-use products and services. The company’s products are primarily sold under the ‘Komatsu’ brand name and its sales and service activities are conducted through its sales subsidiaries, affiliates and independent distributors who primarily sell products to retail dealers in their respective geographic area. Segments The company has the following two segments: Construction, Mining and Utility Equipment; and Industrial Machinery and Others. Products and Services Construction, Mining and Utility Equipment The company offers various types of construction, mining and utility equipment, ranging from super-large machines capable of mining applications to general construction equipment and mini construction equipment for urban use. Its range of products in this operating segment also includes a variety of attachments to be used with its products. The company’s principal products in this operating segment fall into the following categories: Excavating Equipment: Hydraulic excavators, mini excavators and backhoe loaders; Loading Equipment: Wheel loaders, mini wheel loaders and skid steer loaders; Grading and Roadbed Preparation Equipment: Bulldozers, motor graders and vibratory rollers; Hauling Equipment: Off-highway dump trucks, articulated dump trucks and crawler carriers; Forestry Equipment: Harvesters, forwarders and feller-bunchers; Tunneling Machines: Shield machines, tunnel-boring machines and small-diameter pipe jacking machines; Recycling Equipment: Mobile crushers, mobile soil recyclers and mobile tub grinders; Industrial Vehicles: Forklift trucks; Other Equipment: Railroad maintenance equipment; Engines and Components: Diesel engines, diesel generator sets and hydraulic equipment; Casting Products: Steel castings and iron castings; and Logistics: Packing, warehousing and transport. In addition to manufacturing and developing new products, Komatsu has been focused on downstream businesses, such as the used equipment business and the equipment rental business. Construction, Mining and Utility Equipment The principal products developed and introduced to the market in the Construction, Mining and Utility Equipment operating segment, as of March 31, 2013 are as follows: Hydraulic Excavators: Wheeled Hydraulic Excavators, Bulldozers, Wheel Loaders, Dump Trucks, Motor Graders, and Forklifts Trucks. Industrial Machinery and Others The products available in this segment are used by a range of businesses and include industrial machinery, such as forging and sheet metal machinery and other services. Komatsu’s principal products in this segment fall into the following categories: Metal Forging and Stamping Presses: Large presses, servo presses, small- and medium-sized presses and forging presses; Sheet-Metal Machines: Laser cutting machines, fine-plasma cutting machines, press brakes and shears; Machine Tools: Transfer machines, machining centers, crankshaft millers, grinding machines and wire saws; Defense Systems: Ammunition and armored personnel carriers; Temperature-control equipment: Thermoelectric modules and temperature-control equipment for semiconductor manufacturing; and Others: Commercial-use prefabricated structures and excimer laser for lithography tools in semiconductor manufacturing. The principal products developed and introduced to the market in the Industrial Machinery and Others operating segment, as of March 31, 2013, included small- and medium-sized presses and press brakes by Komatsu Industries Corporation; and machining centers and wire saws by Komatsu NTC Ltd. Sales and Distribution The company’s international and domestic sales and distribution for its Construction, Mining and Utility Equipment operating segment are conducted primarily through a network of subsidiaries, affiliates and independent distributors. Its subsidiaries sell their products directly to customers, construction, mining and utility equipment is typically sold through independent distributors, who purchase such equipment from the company and its su
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