Kobelco has a long heritage spanning more than 80 years. Its parent company, Kobe Steel Ltd., built Japan’s first construction machine in 1930. The 50K electric mining shovel paved the way for all future Kobelco construction machinery and set the tone for decades of pioneering technological developments.
Today’s Kobelco excavators are built at Kobelco’s state-of-the-art factory in Hiroshima, Japan. Their advanced technology and features include superior fuel efficiency, an integrated Noise and Dust reduction cooling system (iNDr) and advanced hydraulics for powerful, high performance. The all-new Generation-10 machines lead the way in class due to their low emissions, reduced operational costs and increased working performance and are testament to Kobelco’s eight decades of experience and expertise.