In 1930, as a division of Kobe Steel, Ltd., kobelco produced the first piece of construction machinery to be manufactured in Japan: the 50K electric mining shovel. Since then, they have shaped their future with an indomitable spirit, developing many innovative construction machinery products. To ensure a rapid response to changing needs, Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. became an independent subsidiary of Kobe Steel in 1999.

Operating independently, kobelco will continue to serve their clients as a full-service company specializing in construction machinery. they are committed to providing the high-quality products and excellent service their customers have come to expect from Kobelco, with closer ties than ever to dealers and customers throughout the world.