Komatsu Australia opens multi-million dollar facility in Brisbane

Komatsu Australia has announced the official opening and commissioning of its new regional headquarters at Wacol, south-west of Brisbane. Total project expenditure in excess of $55 million has been injected into the local economy, with up to 400 workers employed during the construction phas, which was completed last month.

The facility will act as a one-stop shop for Queensland customers, with the sale, service, assembly and remanufacturing of mining and construction equipment taking place on site. The site also features Komatsu's Condition Monitoring Services' oil-testing laboratories.

More than 150 permanent employment opportunities have been created with the establishment of the Wacol site, according to Komatsu. In addition, the site will play an integral role in the employment of up to 100 new trades-based apprentices over the next 12 months.

The new “operational hub” will also house Komatsu Australia's Mining Division head office and service customers through a  mechanical component remanufacturing centre. Komatsu says the Wacol site has 40 per cent more capacity and will assemble up to 70 “Ultra-class” mining dump trucks each year, with the facility strategically located and built to better service customers in the rapidly expanding Queensland resource sector.

Managing Director, Sean Taylor, said the Wacol facility was the company's single biggest investment in Australia to date. “The commissioning of our all-new Wacol facility is an important milestone in the strategic expansion of Komatsu's nationwide sales and service network,” he said. 


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