Squash The Caterpillar

Kelly, Tim
April 2008
Forbes Asia;4/21/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p20
The article features the construction and mining equipment maker Komatsu in Tokyo, Japan. Chief executive Kunio Noji's peek into China comes from vehicles spread across the nation's vastness, each fitted with an antenna that via satellite link tells Komatsu where it is and what it is doing. Introduced to tackle machine theft, it has helped turn Komatsu into the biggest foreign supplier of excavators and dump trucks to China's booming construction and mining companies. Much of the equipment Komatsu sells in China is manufactured at its U.S. plant.


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