Komatsu America to move headquarters to Chicago

By |  April 9, 2018

The company says the new headquarters will feature an open floorplan, designed to foster collaboration and cross-functional team communication. Photo courtesy of Komatsu America.

Komatsu America Corp. plans to move its headquarters to Chicago in 2020.

The new site at Triangle Plaza in Chicago will feature an open floorplan, designed to foster collaboration and cross-functional team communication, the company says. The design will reinforce the company’s focus on cross-discipline collaboration to drive customer-first solutions and services.

Onsite amenities and benefits include covered parking, proximity to two health clubs, a hotel and multiple restaurant options, plus easy access to major highways, public transportation and O’Hare airport, the company adds.

The Triangle Plaza in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Komatsu America.

“There’s something for everyone in this move,” says Rod Schrader, chairman and CEO Komatsu America Corp. “Current employees will enjoy the building amenities and convenience to major transportation, the new floorplan supports the company’s efforts to breakdown team and work stream silos, and the move helps Komatsu remain competitive and attractive to prospective employees living in the city and studying at nearby universities.”

Komatsu, parent company of Komatsu America, established a permanent presence in the United States in 1970, with the first headquarters in San Francisco. Since then, Atlanta; Libertyville, Illinois; Lincolnshire, Illinois; Vernon Hills, Illinois; and for past 11 years, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, have served as U.S. headquarter cities.

Komatsu America says company leadership consulted with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city officials during the early planning stages of the move.

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