Komatsu, Tokyo, plans to add a nearly 50,000-sq.-ft. warehouse to its service center campus in Elko, Nev. The warehouse will expand local parts support for mining and construction customers in the Nevada region.
The new building will include:
- High-capacity racking
- High-density vertical lift modules
- Climate-controlled environment
- Parts counter for will call and easy pickup of Genuine Komatsu Parts
- Easy access to Interstate 80, just west of Elko
“The new, state-of-the-art warehouse will allow us to more efficiently serve our customers and partners in the region and improve the overall experience with Komatsu,” said Josh Wagner, vice president and general manager North America Mining Distribution for Komatsu. “This additional investment in our Elko-area facilities will not only enhance our commitment to customers, but also provide employees an improved work environment and opportunities for future employees.”
The new warehouse — set to be completed in early 2024 — will be located adjacent to Komatsu’s 189,000-sq.-ft., $47 million state-of-the-art Elko service center, built in 2019. The service center has expanded the company’s ability to support construction equipment and large mining equipment including haul trucks, hydraulic shovels, electric rope shovels and mining support equipment. The new warehouse will replace an existing warehouse on the site.
The Elko facility currently employs approximately 160 employees with anticipated growth to approximately 180 employees over the next two years.