Komatsu India Presents its Bio-fuel Compatible Mining Models to India

Komatsu HD785-7 Dump Truck

Bengaluru, India – Komatsu India Pvt Ltd (KIPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd (Komatsu), Japan, and a manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment, has secured orders for large-scale mining equipment from a major mining customer in India, in collaboration with its distribution partner Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T).

L&T’s trusted product-support capabilities and the company’s high-quality products have paved the way forward in partnering with the customer on this large deal. Over 80 Komatsu mining equipment units have been ordered, including dump trucks, hydraulic excavators, bulldozers, motor graders, wheel loaders, and wheel dozers. The scope of the order includes equipment supply as well as a Full Maintenance Contract (FMC) for up to ten years of equipment operation. Starting in May 2022, the equipment will be deployed at the customer’s jobsite.

Yasunori Fujii, Managing Director, Komatsu India Pvt Ltd

Komatsu commemorated its 100th anniversary last year, and it could only have done so by staying true to its mission of ‘Creating Value through manufacturing and technology innovation to empower a sustainable future where people, business, and our planet together’. Hiroyuki Ogawa, President, Komatsu, embarked on the new three-year mid-term management plan, DANTOTSU Value - Together, to ‘The Next’ for sustainable growth, on the occasion of the company’s 100th anniversary celebration.

At a ceremony held at the KIPL factory in Oragadam, Tamil Nadu, the first set of HD785-7 dump trucks compatible with Biofuel was recently handed over to the customer. This marks the beginning of a new era in the Indian mining equipment industry, one that has the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions. Although the company has Bio-fuel compatible mining equipment, it is also critical that remote mining job sites have a consistent supply of the desired quality of fuel. The company’s new initiatives are expected to complement the Government’s push to accelerate the use of alternative fuels.

Following the introduction of Bio-fuel compatible Mining Equipment, the company is now planning to introduce and demonstrate its range of Bio-fuel compatible Construction Equipment at South Asia’s largest exhibition, EXCON, which will take place at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, May 17-21, 2022. The company will strive to create new value in order to advance steadily to the next stage in the workplace of the future and pass on a sustainable future to next generations.


Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice President & Head, L&T Construction & Mining Machinery

Delighted to receive the prestigious order for the complete set of Komatsu mining equipment from the customer, Yasunori Fujii, Managing Director, KIPL, asserted, “This order further strengthens our relationship, which started with the customer in 2018 with the supply of Komatsu range of Construction Equipment.” He also reaffirmed Komatsu’s commitment towards the climate and societal causes, stating that the company is constantly incorporating new technologies into the Indian market to improve workplace efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Komatsu has now introduced a mining equipment fleet compatible with Biofuel (Biodiesel fuel blends up to B20 conforming to ASTM D7467), in keeping with this ethos.

Expressing his gratitude to the customer for entrusting L&T with the fleet of Komatsu Mining Equipment and engaging in long-term product support contracts, Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice President and Head, L&T Construction & Mining Machinery, added, “L&T is associated with Komatsu for more than two decades. Being partners, we share a common ideology of creating value for our esteemed customers.

The introduction of Bio-fuel compatible Mining Equipment is an important step in this direction. The Indian mining industry is growing at a healthy pace, thanks to the Government’s thrust on infrastructure. Therefore, as a responsible stakeholder, it is essential to continue introducing such latest and environment-friendly technologies in India. We, together with Komatsu and our esteemed customers, are committed to serving the society through such innovative offerings.”

Image Source: Komatsu India Pvt Ltd (KIPL)

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