One of the world’s leading manufactures, engineers, service providers and innovators of mining equipment and technology, is building a new headquarters as it continues its transformation to embrace the digital world.
Komatsu Mining Corp has announced its intentions to build a new, state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing campus near the location of the Komatsu’s original machine shop in Milwaukee.
The 2.5 million-square-foot South Harbor Campus is planned for Milwaukee’s Harbor District. Komatsu has partnered with the State of Wisconsin and City of Milwaukee, to invest nearly $300 million in the Company’s future at the site, reinforcing its commitment to Milwaukee as a large machining, heavy fabrication and engineering center of excellence for P&H mining shovels and drills.
“The new campus provides us opportunity for advancement in state-of-the-art facilities that expand our capabilities on a global scale,” said Jeff Dawes, President and CEO of Milwaukee-based Komatsu Mining Corp. “Our new facilities will be designed to enhance safety, efficiency and environmental sustainability – all top priorities of Komatsu worldwide, allowing us to better serve our customers and deliver innovative solutions.”
Plans for the Company’s South Harbor Campus include the design and construction of new office, manufacturing and training facilities, to include:
・Advanced machine, heat treat and fabrication shops
・State-of-the-art technology, R&D and robotics labs
・Purpose-built office complex and Data Solutions Center
・Global training and conference center
・Museum and company store
・City of Milwaukee public riverwalk (adjacent to campus)
The new campus will be built with a goal of near zero emissions facilities. By incorporating solar panels, wind spires, a remotely operated closed-loop heat treat system, green spaces, LED lighting and other sustainable solutions, Komatsu aims to reduce energy consumption by 75% and reduce water consumption by 80%, compared to its current operations. Project completion is expected in 2022.