Kobelco Construction Machinery’s fast paced growth has resulted in expedited plans to build a permanent U.S. based headquarters. The company originally anticipated to build within five years but started making it a priority this summer, scouting and selecting a location before the close of its first business year. In early December, the company will break ground on their new facility in Katy, Texas, having signed a nine-year lease agreement with plans to occupy the building by September 2014. This new, expansive 101,300-square-foot facility will not only server as Kobelco’s North American headquarters but also as the company’s training center and parts distribution location for all of the United States, Canada and Latin America. The investment being made in this building by Kobelco signifies the company’s long term commitment to the North American marketplace.
According to Ron Hargrave, vice president of sales and marketing for Kobelco, “The new facility being built will allow us to continue our rapid growth. We are pleased to once again be offering our products as an independent brand and are working diligently to ensure Kobelco positions itself to gain continued market share moving forward. We are Driven By Passion to be a market leader of crawler excavators.”
Further supporting the company’s long term commitment to the North American market is its significant investment in ConExpo/ConAgg 2014. A 165-foot by 210-foot outdoor exhibit in silver lot booth #4408, will mark the company’s homecoming to the show as an independent brand after a 10 year hiatus. The exhibit will not only feature Kobelco’s popular line of crawler excavators but also a new line of demolition machines. In addition to equipment, the booth has been designed to create a memorable experience for attendees, one the company hopes their dealers, customers and prospective customers will remember for many years to come.