This is Off-Highway Research’s first profile of Kobelco Cranes India Pvt Ltd (KCI), which is a subsidiary of Kobelco Cranes Co. Ltd, Japan (KCL), a leading manufacturer and supplier of crawler cranes. KCL is a part of the 108 year old Kobe Steel Group, which is a Japanese multinational engaged in multiple businesses covering a wide range of sectors, including construction equipment.
Kobe Steel Group has another subsidiary company in India named Kobelco Construction Equipment India Pvt Ltd, which is engaged in the business of hydraulic excavators. This is an independent company with a separate management structure, and is therefore not covered in this report. Its profile has already been published by Off-Highway Research in December 2012.
KCI is one of the few crawler crane manufacturers in the country. It is the first international manufacturer to start domestic production and is a significant supplier in the market.
This report briefly describes the historical and business linkages of KCI with KCL and Kobe Steel Group, but concentrates mainly on its Indian operations.
Indian Company Profile: Kobelco Cranes India
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