About Komatsu

Creating value together

As one of the world's leading manufacturers of forestry, construction, mining and utility equipment, Komatsu has stood by your side for an entire century, offering unique quality, peace of mind, knowledge and support.

Our way of working, from innovation to manufacturing, is distinguished by our partnership with you, our customers. Together, we create the solutions required to achieve a sustainable future for people, businesses and our planet.

Komatsu Forest

Komatsu Forest has been a part of the Komatsu Group since 2004. However, the company has been synonymous with sustainable forestry innovations and solutions since 1961. As one of the world's leading manufacturers of forest machines, we operate in all important forestry markets around the world. We are a partner you can trust, a partner who can offer you a complete range of machines, services, maintenance and spare parts for modern forestry.

Our joint commitment to improving the working day in the forest helps to create the solutions required to pursue sustainable forestry. Together, we create value not only for you, but also for future generations.

Our history

Our roots stretch back more than 100 years, to a lush forest near the Japanese city of Komatsu. Our founder, Meitaro Takeuchi, was the owner of a copper mine facing closure and had an extraordinary humanitarian vision. He wanted to enhance the quality of life of local residents, for both current and future generations, as well as to create a business that could grow alongside the community. With a desire to establish industrial technology in the country, he founded a new company – Komatsu – to make the most of local professional skills.

With this desire as a foundation, over the years Komatsu has purposefully invested in both core capabilities and strategic acquisitions, bringing together smart, diverse people and cutting-edge technologies from all corners of the world. All sharing the same ideal, that partnerships are the best way to solve challenges and meet society's needs. Together, we create the solutions needed to achieve a sustainable future for people, businesses and our planet.

Creating value through manufacturing and technology innovation to empower a sustainable future where people, businesses and our planet thrive together.


In brief

  • Komatsu was founded in Japan in 1921
  • Umeå Mekaniska was established in 1961
  • Komatsu entered the forest industry in 2004 with the creation of Komatsu Forest AB
  • Komatsu has more than 60,000 employees around the world, with some 1,650 working for Komatsu Forest
  • Komatsu Forest's head office is in Umeå, Sweden
  • The production unit for wheeled forest machines and harvester heads is located in Umeå