TUCSON, AZ (April 9, 2019) — Bringing together product, technology and service experts from across the company, Komatsu announces the launch of its global Center of Excellence (CoE) for Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS).
The Tucson, Arizona-based CoE team will be responsible for AHS strategy, planning, marketing, sales support and training; enabling Komatsu to respond faster to customers’ needs in the rapidly expanding autonomous environment.
“This is a major step forward for Komatsu’s unified approach to mining,” said Jim Nishiura, VP Global Mining Business Division, Komatsu. “Our diversified FrontRunner AHS team is united by common goals, workflows and strategies to deliver maximum value to our customers as well as our customer-facing teams and distributors.” Shingo Hori, formerly AHS Group Manager for KLTD, and Anthony Cook, formerly VP AHS and Communications for Modular Mining, have been appointed as co-GMs of the CoE.
These organizational changes are focused on Komatsu’s business strategy to continually improve company performance and deliver increased value to customers. Since its commercial release 11 years ago, Komatsu’s AHS has achieved the unprecedented milestone of more than two billion tons of surface material moved autonomously – more than all other commercial mining autonomous haulage systems combined.
Komatsu is a mining equipment and services provider that maximizes value for customers through innovative solutions. With a full line of products supported by advanced IoT technologies and its global service network, the company helps customers safely and sustainably optimize their operations. The company’s equipment, technologies and services are used to support the extraction of fundamental minerals and develop modern infrastructure.