Posted April 9, 2018

Komatsu America to move North American headquarters to Chicago

Open, collaborative work spaces, plus better access to O’Hare, public transportation and Chicagoland’s diverse talent pool all cited as leading factors in the decision.

Komatsu America Corp.announced that its new site will be at Triangle Plaza, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue and will feature a new, 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 customer-first 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.

 “There’s something for everyone in this move,“ says Rod Schrader, Komatsu America Corp. chairman and CEO. “Current employees will enjoy the building amenities and convenience to major transportation, the new floorplan supports the company’s efforts to break down 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,” Schrader said.

Komatsu Ltd, parent company of Komatsu America, established a permanent presence in the U.S. in 1970, with the first headquarters in San Francisco, California. Since then, Atlanta, Georgia; Libertyville,, Lincolnshire, Vernon Hills, and for past 11 years, Rolling Meadows, Ilinois, have all served as U.S. headquarter cities.