Komatsu and GE Mining will collaborate to develop new mining equipment.
Komatsu and GE Mining will collaborate to develop new mining equipment. The new company, Komatsu GE Mining Systems LLC, will be located at the GE Transportation facility in Erie, Pa. Operations will begin in April 2014.
Komatsu and GE Transportation have been partners for Komatsu electric dump trucks for use in open-pit mines, for which GE has supplied electric drive systems. By further building on the existing partnership, the new company will combine GE's electric power expertise, electric drive systems and battery technologies with Komatsu's vehicle and ICT technologies for mining equipment to deliver solutions to global mining customers.