The destruction brought by Cyclone Yasi in Far North Queensland has distressed all of us at Komatsu Forklift.  At this time our thoughts are with those that have lost so much.

Komatsu Forklift Australia would like to take this opportunity to update you on the latest situation regarding our business operations in Queensland. 

Due to the deduction of our Queensland team our businesses in Brisbane, Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns are open and operating at near 100% capability. Our Brisbane field service is unaffected and continue to operate with all available staff. 

The destruction brought by the flooding in Queensland and Northern NSW has shocked all of us at Komatsu Forklift.  At this time our thoughts are with those that have lost so much.

Komatsu have been making forklifts for almost 50 years. With that experience and coming from a background in heavy construction equipment they are now globally recognised as one of the leading manufacturers of ergonomic and exceptionally well engineered forklifts that are built to last.  

Komatsu Forklift Australia launched the first new warehouse equipment brand downunder in over 20 years. OMG, one of Europe’s most prestigious and fastest growing warehouse equipment manufacturers, was unveiled today to become a valuable addition to the Komatsu range. 

The Komatsu team, including Mr Hironaka, Vice President Komatsu Utility Japan, from Komatsu Forklift Australia Managing Director Ted Ishikawa, and General Manager, Joe Hashem were joined by OMG’s Export Manager Massimo Marchetti to celebrate the release of the OMG range that includes a reach truck, renown for the best vision in the industry.

Stephen Rimoldi joined our company in 2004 as a third year apprentice boiler maker. Stephen initially was a great asset on the field as a response technician for one of our major clients, Wooloworths. In 2006, we decided to transfer Stephen to the workshop. We were keen to use his skills in our crane division. Stephen’s abilities have been put to good use with the installation and commission of the many cranes we have sold.

Komatsu Forklift Australia is bringing the first new warehouse equipment brand downunder in over 20 years.

OMG, one of Europe’s most prestigious and fastest growing warehouse equipment manufacturers, is arriving in Australia to become a valuable addition to the Komatsu range, and with it comes a reach truck renown for the best vision in the industry.

At Komatsu Forklift Australia, we are committed to ensuring that our future generation of technicians will possess the necessary skills, attitude and motivation required to keep us at the top of our game. The best way for us to achieve this is to employ apprentices.

The gala event was hosted with a touch of glamour by sports presenter Ali Mutch Thursday evening at the iconic Luna Park Sydney. Komatsu was honored to have the company of distinguished guests Mr Isoda, President and CEO of Komatsu Utility Japan, Mr Hobo and Mr Nakayama the Consulate General of Japan and Consul of Japan respectively . Many of Komatsu’s National and local customers and a wide representation of industry bodies were in attendance,   in anticipation to learn about the new Komatsu identity and Komatsu’s commitment to the Australian market.

First, let me briefly touch upon the overall relations between Japan and Australia, as well as the significance of Komatsu Forklift Australia. 

Japan and Australia have built strong ties and bonds of mutual trust over many years through business partnerships. In addition to these trade ties, our relationship has developed into a comprehensive partnership encompassing political, social and cultural aspects.