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Komatsu to Acquire Mining Workforce Optimization Company to Improve Safety and Productivity of Mining Customers


Komatsu Ltd. (President and CEO: Hiroyuki Ogawa) (hereafter “Komatsu”), through its wholly owned subsidiary in Australia, has agreed to acquire Immersive Technologies Pty Ltd. (CEO: Peter Salfinger) (hereafter “Immersive”), a Western Australia-based mining workforce optimization company. Komatsu is planning to close the acquisition on July 1, 2019, on the condition that all necessary procedures for closing are completed. The impact on Komatsu’s consolidated business results is estimated to be minimal. 

1. Background and objective of the acquisition

Immersive develops, manufactures and sells mining equipment simulators for training machine operators for surface and underground mines. The company also offers educational programs designed to enhance the safety and productivity of customers’ site operations by using simulators, and provides training solutions designed to promote operational optimization by proposing recommendations.  

In April 2019, Komatsu embarked on the new mid-term management plan (FY2019 - FY2021) entitled “DANTOTSU Value: FORWARD Together for Sustainable Growth,” working together with its customers to achieve safe, highly productive, smart and clean worksites of the future. By integrating Immersive’s solutions into its line-up, Komatsu will further contribute to improving mining customers’ safety and productivity and to optimizing their operations.

2. Outline of Immersive

Name: Immersive Technologies Pty Ltd. (private company)

Establish: 1993

Location: Perth, Australia

Representative: Peter Salfinger

Line of business: Development, manufacturing and sale of mining equipment simulators for training machine operators, and providing workforce optimization 


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