News Story
1 minute read

Komatsu opens South Island hub

Thursday, 29 July 2021 ( #1036 ) - Christchurch, New Zealand
Komatsu's new Christchurch facility
Komatsu's new Christchurch facility
Komatsu New Zealand has officially opened its new South Island Hub facility in Christchurch. The state-of-the-art facility, which was commissioned late mid-2020, offers greatly enhanced service and support capabilities for Komatsu customers throughout the South Island. Almost triple the size of Komatsu's former Christchurch branch, the new South Island Hub is located in the new industrial subdivision of Hornby South, on Gallagher Drive. It backs onto the recently completed Christchurch Southern Motorway, giving easy road access to the main highways serving the entire South Island. Rob McGregor, Komatsu NZ's South Island regional manager, says the new facility has already proven to be a huge step forward in terms of the service and support the company can now offer customers throughout the island. Since opening its previous Christchurch facility in 2007, Komatsu has grown from six staff members to nearly 30. "Today, our machine population throughout the South Island is more than eight times larger than it was in 2007 - and it's continuing to grow," he adds. "That's a key reason why we've significantly expanded our operations and capabilities here in Christchurch."
Norilsk, Russian Federation MMC Norilsk Nickel, one of the leaders in the Russian mining industry, has purchased five new Bobcat TR50.210 rotary telehandlers and related attachments from the...
Surrey, United Kingdom Hyster is the latest to offer integrated lithium-ion battery power in its counterbalance truck range, with the launch of the J2.5-3.0XNL. Engineered around a fully...

Fact of the week

During WWII, while testing the top secret and first jet-engined aircraft by Bell Aircraft, US pilot Jack Woolams donned a gorilla mask and a bowler hat on his head so that any witnesses who reported back would not be believed.
The Open-Air Wax Museum
An odd hodgepodge of wax figures is displayed in a shopping center walkway in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Waukesha, WI, United States Wildeck has appointed Angela Wurtz as its new director of people operations. Wurtz will be responsible for all aspects of...
Dallas, TX, United States Darr Equipment Co, one of the largest Caterpillar forklift dealerships in the United States, has launched an advanced materials handling solutions division, 54 Intralogistics. The...

Fact of the week

During WWII, while testing the top secret and first jet-engined aircraft by Bell Aircraft, US pilot Jack Woolams donned a gorilla mask and a bowler hat on his head so that any witnesses who reported back would not be believed.
The Open-Air Wax Museum
An odd hodgepodge of wax figures is displayed in a shopping center walkway in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Lorette, France French equipment maker Haulotte has recorded a satisfying sales rise in the first half of 2021. In its statement to the market, the company notes...
Waukesha, WI, United States Wildeck has appointed Angela Wurtz as its new director of people operations. Wurtz will be responsible for all aspects of...