History of the Komatsu Germany GmbH, Mining Division

1907

Carlshütte builds first electric driven rope shovel in Duisburg

1921

Establishment of Komatsu Ltd., Komatsu City

1925

Demag finally gains full control of Carlshütte

1954

First fully hydraulic excavator B 504

1968

Start of excavator manufacturing

1972

Demag's first 100 t hydraulic shovel – H 101

1978

First hydraulic mining shovel H 241

1986

Worldwide largest hydraulic mining shovel H 485

1996

Joint Venture – "Demag Komatsu GmbH"

1999

100% Komatsu – Komatsu Mining Germany

2005

PC 3000-6 introduction

2006

PC 5500 – 28 cum bucket

2007

100 years anniversary – Komatsu Mining Germany

2008

MinExpo – PC 5500 Tier II – 29 cum bucket

2010

PC 8000 – Tier II

2012

MinExpo – PC 4000 Tier II

2016

Launch of PC7000

2017

Opening of Technical Center in Düsseldorf and farewell of 1000th mining excavator.