Komatsu, Ltd., established in 1921, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction and mining equipment. In addition to construction and mining equipment, the Company has placed “industrial-use machinery,” such as metal-sheet machines and forging presses, forklift trucks and forestry equipment, as its core business, in which we can demonstrate advantages of our superior manufacturing. In 2002 its net sales were USD 9,236 million and it employs nearly 31,000 people. Komatsu’s shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.