Earth-moving equipment giant Komatsu has consolidated its head office training centre, workshop and distribution centres into one centralised property. The new 300,000 m² Komatsu development in Tunney, Germiston in Gauteng will be one of the largest industrial campuses in the country.
The requirements of the new Komatsu Campus are substantial and complex – it needed to have the space, technology and capabilities needed for Komatsu to serve the mining, construction and utility markets in South Africa, as well as all of southern Africa. The first phase of development, a 22,000m² primary parts distribution centre, was completed in just nine months. The warehouse has the largest floor without a joint in the country, and rises 13m from floor to eaves, and the entire floor area is based on a post-tensioned cabling system that makes use of 132km of steel cable.
Construction on phase two of the new Isando branch head office training centre and workshop commenced in July 2017 and was fully functional by November 2018. Phase 3 commenced in early 2019, and completion of the new Komatsu Campus Development in its entirety is scheduled for 2021 to coincide with Komatsu’s 100th anniversary.