Kobelco has had over 80 years of history developing pioneering technology.
In 1930, we produced the first construction machine in Japan: the 50K electric mining shovel.
Since then we have created products and technology like no other in the industry.
At Kobelco we dedicate ourselves to providing customers with excavators that hold true value through
market leading design and technology such as the Acera and Geospec series for unbeaten low fuel
consumption and the iNDR System for optimum noise reduction –
This is what we call ‘True Blue Kobelco Evolution.’
We have a commitment to customers to continue to provide high quality products and excellent service supported through our Dealer Network of excavator specialists to ensure a high level of customer
satisfaction is met.
At Kobelco, we are proud of the excavators that we design and build.
Working Toward a Globally Consistent Quality
Learning from each other: in pursuit of high quality together.
We promote a system that allows us to manufacture the same high quality products under the "Made by Kobelco" brand anywhere in the world. One part of this system is an annual conference on quality. In this conference, supervisors gather from domestic and overseas factories to discuss issues and goals, share success stories and help with the training of talented individuals from all over the world in the importance of a consistent understanding of quality.
Adopting QC activities and establishing consistent QC
To provide customers with higher quality products, Kobelco Construction Machinery has established a complete quality control system in which materials and supply parts are inspected and each step of the manufacturing process is tested to arrive at a finished product. Not only do we use all of our inspection equipment and devices in each inspection process, but we work in conjunction with QC circle activities and other worker activities.
Demonstrate high productivity by combining the abilities of people and machines
We've introduced state-of-the-art robotic welding and machining tools in our production facilities throughout Japan and overseas. However, we also promote "Improvements in mechanical devices", i.e., non-electric applications using the principles of levers and gears. Kobelco Construction Machinery believes that being able to strike a good balance between manufacturing that makes the best use of the latest machines, and people with expertise, brings great flexibility and high productivity.