Komatsu opens eight parts depots

Komatsu America has announced the opening of eight regional parts depots throughout the United States and Canada. Komatsu says these eight depots, in addition to their Master Parts Distribution Center, will expedite parts orders, improve operational productivity and efficiency and minimize customer downtime.

The opening of the depots is the culmination of three years of planning and restructuring, says Frank Pagura, vice president, North American parts operations. Komatsu also plans to implement a three-tier approach for parts fulfillment, including on-the-shelf inventory, dedicated nightly trucking routes between the distribution center and depots and operational improvements at the distribution center.