KCMA Now Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America

KCMA Corp., a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Group, has changed its corporate name to Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America effective January 1, 2018.

KCMA has been active in the North American construction equipment market since 1962 when Kawasaki Heavy Industries built its first articulated wheel loader in Japan. The company introduced its first wheel loader into the North American market in 1978.

A joint venture with Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) was entered into in 2010 to further develop the global scope of the wheel loader product and develop Tier 4 wheel loader technology. HCM completed the purchase of KCM from Kawasaki in 2016.

“This solidifies the commitment of Hitachi Construction Machinery Group to the North American market.” states Masaaki Hirose, president Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America. Previously president of HCM’s dealer in Indonesia, and currently holding the position of senior office and deputy general manager America business development in the Hitachi Construction Machinery Group, Hirose was named president of KCMA in May 2017.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America said it intends to increase production and streamline their wheel loader offering in the North American market with manufacturing facilities in Banshu, Japan; Ryugasaki, Japan, and Newnan, Ga.

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