About Kobelco Cranes North America

Kobelco Cranes North America, Inc. (KCNA) was officially created in the fall of 2003. In October of 2003, Kobelco moved into a new parts, service, & sales facility located in Houston, Texas. Kobelco Cranes focuses entirely on the crawler crane market, currently offering 7 models ranging from 85 tons - 600 tons. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Kobelco Cranes Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, and a division of Kobe Steel. KCNA is the western hemisphere distribution point for new Kobelco Lattice Boom Crawler Crane products. In addition to the new crane products, KCNA also provides parts, service support and administers warranty policy for its dealers and customers.

KCNA's list of products starting with the CK850G (85 ton), CK1100G (110 ton), CK1600G (160 ton), CK2000-II (200 ton), CK2750G (275 ton), SL4500 (440 ton), and SL6000 (600 ton), is the result of the best ideas and technologies in the world. Our machines are engineered for efficiency, comfort, durability and productivity to provide the lowest cost of ownership in the industry!

 

Kobelco Crawler Cranes
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT
  • HISTORICAL TIMELINE
  • GLOBAL NETWORK
Isao Aida - President, Kobelco Cranes Co., Ltd

Greetings

At Kobelco Cranes., Ltd., we have always pushed forward in the sprit of “The customer comes first”. We were able to achieve a very high level of production technology for crawler cranes, thanks to the support of customers who have been with us since Kobe Steel days. Nevertheless, we are not satisfied with our present line up and vow to continue as a company with the flexibility to meet our customers’ ever greater expectations. We established plans in India and China in 2011, and one of our top prioritises to boost production at these sites. Business globalisation is not a destination for us, but rather a journey. We will pay attention to dealing flexibly with situations as they arise to achieve globalisation as quickly as possible. We celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2013. And we will continue to treasure the smiles on our customers’ faces as they continue to expect the very best from us.

Kobelco Cranes Co., Ltd.
President & CEO
Akihiko Tsukamoto

 

 

1905

Kobe Steel, Ltd. - Founded: September 1905

1930

Japan's first domestically produced construction machine: 50K mining shovel

1953

Japan's first domestically produced truck crane: 10KT

1954

220A diesel pile hammer

1955

Technical Agreement signed with US company P&H
355KD dipper barge

 
 

1957

Truck crane 55TC

1960

335G, 655G, and 955G grab dredgers LA22 pile driver Production of construction machinery initiated at Okubo Plant

1963

55B-TC truck crane

1964

300 Series crawler cranes
300 Series truck cranes


1967

KG60B, KG80B work vessels
H212 hydraulic truck crane

1969

T Series hydraulic truck cranes
R150 rough terrain crane

1971

K Series diesel pile hammers
670F, 9125F floating crane barges

1972

GE1100 grab dredger

1973

FD Series floating crane barges

1977

MK-7 sludge dredger
5000 Series crawler cranes
 

1982

5650 crawler crane (650t lifting capacity)

1983

RK160, RK200 rough terrain cranes


1984

7000 Series crawler cranes


1989

CK Series crawler cranes
Japan's first mini rough terrain crane: RK70M

 

1990

F&G2345 floating-crane and grab-dredging barge

1991

RK Series rough terrain cranes
BM1200 crawler crane for foundation and civil engineering work

1993

SL13000 crawler crane (800t lifting capacity)

1994

7000 Series crawler cranes (MASTERTECH)

1995

New RK Series rough terrain cranes

1998

BM-HD Series crawler cranes for foundation and civil engineering work
Okubo Plant receives ISO9001 certification
 

1999

Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. - Founded: October 1999


2000

TK Series telescopic crawler cranes
Operational agreement signed with Tadano for Production of wheel cranes


2001

MK500 lattice boom wheel crane


2002

Okubo Plant receives ISO14001 certification

2003

Kobelco Cranes Europe Ltd. founded in UK and Kobelco Cranes North America Inc. founded in the US
Agreement signed to provide Manitowoc of the US with OEM supply of crawler cranes for the US market

2004

Agreement signed to receive OEM supply of all-terrain cranes from Manitowoc
Kobelco Cranes Co., Ltd. - Founded: April 2004
Subsidiaries of Kobelco Cranes Co., Ltd -

Kobelco Cranes North America, Inc. - Sales and service operations of cranes in North, Central and South America.

Kobelco Cranes Europe Ltd. - Sales and service operations of cranes in Europe.


2005

Agreement signed to provide Manitowoc of the US with OEM supply of crawler cranes for the European market
KMG series all terrain cranes

2011

Kobelco Cranes unveils the new crawler cranes "G-series" with lifting capacities ranging from 85 to 275 U.S. tons for North America and 60 to 250 metric tons for Europe. A complete re-design, upgraded and improved.
Kobelco Cranes North America Global Network Map

A New Global Strategy for Supplying Machines Throughout the World

KOBELCO is one of the first Japanese construction machinery manufacturers to begin developing crawler cranes for the export market. Today, we have a full line-up of cranes designed specifically for customers abroad, and KOBELCO cranes are on the job throughout North America and many other parts around the world.

Continuing our operations as an independent company, we have renewed our commitment to even more energetic and accelerated international growth, with an expanded sales network centered on the U.S and Europe, stronger sales and service capabilities in the quickly growing Chinese market, and aggressive development of new demand in the Middle East and Russia. In this way, KOBELCO will continue to strengthen its presence as an international brand that offers ever higher levels of technological excellence and operational stability, and will continue to earn the trust and loyalty of customers both in Japan and abroad.

KOBELCO CRANES NORTH AMERICA, INC.
10845 Train Court
Houston, TX 77041
U.S.A.
Tel: +1-713-856-5755
Fax: +1-713-856-9072

KOBELCO CRANES CO., LTD.
17-1, Higashigotanda 2-chome
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-8626
Japan
Tel: +81-3-5789-2121
Fax: +81-3-5789-3372

KOBELCO CRANES EUROPE LTD.
Unit 9, The Felbridge Centre
East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1XP
U.K.
Tel: +44-1342-301122
Fax: +44-1342-326987

KOBELCO CRANES EUROPE
(The Netherlands branch office)
Argonweg 135, 1362 AD, Almere,
The Netherlands
Tel: +31-36-549-5510
Fax: +31-36-549-5520

KOBELCO CRANES MIDDLE EAST FZE
P.O. Box 17442
Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: +971-4-881-3291
Fax: +971-4-881-3299

KOBELCO CRANES SOUTH EAST ASIA PTE, LTD.
60, Pandan Road
Jurong, Singapore
609294
Tel: +65-6268-1308
Fax: +65-6268-2490

KOBELCO CRANES SHANGHAI OFFICE
#9-H, No. 25 Chingqing Rd(M),
Shanghai, China
Tel: +86-21-5382-0120
Fax: +86-21-5382-2090

KOBELCO CRANES TRADING CO., LTD.
17-1, Higashigotanda 2-chome, Shinagawa-ku
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5789-2125
Fax: +81-3-5789-3372

KOBELCO CRANES INDIA PVT LTD.
C 20 South Extension Part II
New Delhi 110049, India
Tel: +91-11-41882031,32,33
Fax: +91-11-41882034