Komatsu UK has been manufacturing world-leading excavators at its Birtley factory for three decades.
The plant, officially opened in 1987 by HRH The Prince of Wales, this year proudly celebrated 30 years of success in the North East.
Part of the global Komatsu Group, the firm employs over 400 staff and has an extensive product portfolio, featuring 17 models, with four new machines introduced in the last 12 months.
Exporting mainly to Europe and North Africa, Komatsu UK is also a strong advocate for skills development and apprenticeships, working closely with schools, colleges and universities to develop future engineering talent.
One of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of construction and mining equipment, Komatsu has produced high-quality reliable products for nearly a century. With an HQ in Tokyo, there are 141 companies in the Komatsu Group, which employs 57,000 people.
Komatsu UK Senior Manager Human Resources, Tracey Bowman, said: “Komatsu is proud to partner with “Bring It On” to help showcase the multitude of exciting careers across the North East engineering and manufacturing sector.
“Through our own networks and the enthusiasm of our committed team of STEM Ambassadors, we work closely with schools, colleges and universities to deliver the message to young people about how manufacturing careers are the fuel that powers the regional economy.
“Bring It On helps do exactly that and we very much look forward to the event and helping inspire the next generation of engineering and manufacturing talent.”
What will they be exhibiting?
Your chance to drive an excavator:
• Use the left and right control levers to control the Boom, Arm and Bucket
• The Front Pedals control the leFT and right tracks
• Your job is to excavate a working construction site