Komatsu completes Joy Global acquisition

Komatsu America Corp has completed its acquisition of mining equipment manufacturer Joy Global.

Komatsu completes Joy Global acquisition

Retaining its headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsion, US, Joy Global will be renamed Komatsu Mining Corp and operate as a subsidiary of Komatsu. The company will continue to promote and invest in the P&H, Joy and Montabert product brands.

Komatsu said it remains committed to directly servicing the global mining industry and, through its products, services and technologies, is focused on helping customers improve productivity and safety in their operations worldwide.

The close of the transaction adds more than 10,000 people to the Komatsu team, with deep knowledge and experience in the mining industry, bringing the company's global total to more than 57,000 employees.

Komatsu Mining Corp will be led by Jeffrey Dawes, formerly leader of Komatsu Latin America. Dawes and the management team will be based in Milwaukee. Following the close of the transaction - valued at approximately US$3.7 billion, including Joy Global's outstanding indebtedness, Joy Global shares will be delisted from the NYSE and will no longer be publicly traded.