First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Kobelco Construction Machinery and Kobelco Cranes are to merge their European hydraulic excavator and crane sales and service operations.
Following the consolidation with Kobelco Cranes on 1 April 2016, Kobelco Construction Machinery (KCM) has been reorganising and consolidating its group companies across the globe. As part of this, KCM will implement a reorganisation of the business structure in Europe in order to improve efficiency, strengthen product development capabilities and effectively utilise management resources.
The sales and service of hydraulic excavators in Europe are currently carried out by Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe (KCME) in The Netherlands, and the sales and service of cranes are handled by Kobelco Cranes Europe (KCE) in the UK. Following the reorganisation, a new company in The Netherlands will serve as the European regional headquarters, overseeing the sales and service of both hydraulic excavators and cranes in Europe.