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Construction Equipment

1, 25. 2006
Construction equipment organization
Japan Construction Equipment Manufactures Association (CEMA)

Established in 1990 from the Japan Society of Industrial Machinery Manufacturers. Currently have 74 regular members, 42 construction equipment parts manufacturers and construction equipment related companies as supporting members.

General construction equipment
Largest construction equipment company in Japan and the second after Caterpillar (US). Produces hydraulic power shovels and automobile-related presses, diesel power generators and press brakes.
Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi
One of top-ranked construction equipment manufacturers that produces and sells hydraulic excavators, track-type tractors, wheel loaders and road pavement equipment. 50% investment is made by Caterpillar Overseas.
Hitachi Construction Machinery
Leading manufacturer of hydraulic power shovels. Exports hydraulic shovel to Deere & Co. (US) on OEM basis. Engaged in global operations. Aims at becoming comprehensive maker of construction machinery.
Kobelco Construction Machinery
Former division of Kobe Steel and become its independent subsidiary in 1999. Produces hydraulic excavators, electric mining shovels, work vessels, and other large construction machinery to special order.
Sumitomo (S.H.I) Construction Machinery Manufacturing
Established as a division of Sumitomo Machinery (presently Sumitomo Heavy Industries.) Manufactures and sells hydraulic excavators and asphalt finishers (road paving machines) and road rollers.
Established in 1948. One of the world’s largest manufacturers of hydraulic cranes, with a diverse product range that includes rough terrain and all terrain cranes, truck cranes, truck loaders and aerial platforms.
Top-ranked manufacturer of aerial working vehicles and special purpose vehicles for electrical engineering, with 80% domestics share. Tokyo Electric Power Company and Chubu Electric Power Company are biggest customers.
Kato Works
Major manufacturer of hydraulic truck cranes with strength in large-size type. First company to succeed in production of diesel locomotive in Japan. Advanced into construction and load-handling machinery.
Kobelco Cranes
Former crane division of Kobelco Construction Machinery and now an independent company. Has a reputation for new technological development that is reflected in diverse crane line-up.
Sakai Heavy Industries
As a pioneer in road construction equipment, introduced the very first road roller ever built in Japan. Top-ranked manufacturer of large-type road rollers with hefty 70%domestic share.
Takeuchi MFG
Medium-size manufacturer of construction machinery, mainly mini-power shovels. Based in Nagano Pref. Ranks in 2nd and 8th in Europe. Shifting emphasis from domestic OEM production to overseas sales.
The competent authorities
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Responsible for implementing national land planning, urban & regional policy, rivers, roads, housing and transportation policies. It is also responsible for promoting the progress of meteorological tasks and maintaining of marine safety and security.
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
One of the central government offices in Japan. Newly created in January 2001 as the successor of the abolished Ministry of International Trade and Industry. Aims at strengthening private economy, smooth development of external economic relation and to secure the steady supply of mineral and energy resources.
Other related organizations
The Japan Machinery Federation
Nationwide organization of the Japanese machinery and engineering industry. Its membership consists of 52 of the leading companies in the fields of engineering and machinery manufacturing as well as 56 industry-specific trade associations.

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