All Japan Articles

Japanese rental delegation make European visit
12 senior managers of Japanese rental companies visit rental locations in Germany and the Bauma show
Nikken CEO on rental performance in Japan
Interview: Seigo Minamioka discusses the company’s performance as the country’s Covid-19 struggle continues
‘Innovative’ timber high-rise for Tokyo
The timber structure is said to reduce the embodied CO2 of the building
European contractor targets Japan as a growth market
Rönesans Holding has targeted Japan as a market to expand its operations and grow sales by US$1 billion 
Kobelco restructures due to changing Chinese market
Major OEM integrates two excavator plants due to changing market conditions
Foster + Partners design ‘sustainable’ department store
The new store in Tokyo, Japan will feature natural materials and reduce the embodied carbon of the building
LGMG to show tracked scissor
Initially available in Japan, the SC0407E will hit European and American markets ‘soon’
Epiroc to move production to China
Relocation will see the current production facility in Yokohama close by 2023
Crosby to acquire Kito
Lifting and rigging giant Crosby Group to acquire Japan’s Kito Corporation
Aktio adds Silent Piler via Giken deal
Alliance will see Aktio add Silent Piler, a hydraulic pile jacking machine that intsals piles with no noise or vibration.
Mixed outlook for Japanese rental market
Japanese rental market appears to be continuing a steady recovery despite some setbacks, writes Belinda Smart
Komatsu launches electric excavator in Japan
Developed with Honda, the PC01E-1 micro excavator features swappable, mobile batteries 
Kobelco expands mini excavator production capacity
Kobelco will expand the production capacity of its Ogaki Plant, which produces mini-excavators
Record-breaking year for equipment sales
Demand for equipment was maintained throughout 2021, although some areas have seen a drop in sales
Tadano suspends crane production
Component shortages precipitate temporary production stoppage at four crane factories in Germany and Japan
Tadano to develop electric RT crane
The company said it will launch the world’s first electric rough terrain crane to market by late 2023
Yanmar acquires majority share in battery tech company
Modular battery technology to further Yanmar’s electrified powertrains
Aktio invests in AI technology
Japanese rental giant partners with Tokyo tech companies for fleet valuation tool
Country report: Japan
Nishio Rent All, one of Japan’s largest access rental companies, shares its thoughts on its home market
Hitachi-Deere joint venture officially dissolved
Deere acquires three former Hitachi-Deere factories as OEMs set to compete in same markets
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