Now It’s Komatsu’s Kind Of Town
By Mike Brezonick09 April 2018
A little over a year after Caterpillar made the stunning announcement that it would move its corporate headquarters from Peoria to the Chicago area, Komatsu America Corp., has decided that Chicago is its kind of town as well.
The U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Komatsu Ltd., announced that it plans to move the company headquarters to Chicago in 2020 from its current location in Rolling Meadows, Ill.
“There’s something for everyone in this move,“ said Rod Schrader, chairman and CEO Komatsu America Corp. “Current employees will enjoy the building amenities and convenience to major transportation, the new floorplan supports the company’s efforts to breakdown team and workstream silos and the move helps Komatsu remain competitive and attractive to prospective employees living in the city and studying at nearby universities.”
Komatsu said the new site at Triangle Plaza, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., will incorporate an open floorplan designed to foster more collaboration and cross-functional team communication. The design will reinforce the company’s focus on cross-discipline collaboration that drives its solutions and services.
Onsite amenities and benefits include covered parking, proximity to two health clubs, a hotel, and multiple restaurant options, plus easy access to major highways, public transportation and O’Hare airport.
Komatsu Ltd. established a permanent presence in the U.S. in 1970, with the first headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. Since then, Atlanta, Ga., Libertyville, Ill., Lincolnshire, Ill., and for past 11 years, Rolling Meadows, have all served as U.S. headquarter cities.