Komatsu Europe Announces Sale of 1000th HM300 Articulated Dump Truck


Vilvoorde January 2022 — Komatsu Europe is pleased to announce the sale of its 1000th
HM300. Since 2003, when this articulated dump truck (ADT) was launched on the European
market, it’s been a perfect choice for customers, for any jobsite and under any conditions,
thanks to a powerful engine, its advanced Komatsu Traction Control System, selectable
working modes for on-demand performance adjustments, a robust exterior, and state-of-the-art solutions for its suspension and retarder.

During a special event organized on 14 December 2021, the new 30 tonnes truck and a PC360
hydraulic excavator were delivered together to Imerys, the world leader in mineral-based
specialty solutions for industry, at its Croix-Gérard quarry in Poigny, France.
The event was attended by the representatives of Imerys Julien Alix, Regional Category
Manager France & Belgium, and Gérald Bihan, Exploitation Manager, and also by Philippe
Haguenauer and Daniel Moreau, respectively President and Sales Manager of Komatsu


With €3.8 billion revenue and 16,300 employees in 2020, Imerys delivers high value-added
functional solutions to diversified sets of industrial sectors, from processing industries to
consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise
and on its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral
resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to
customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity,
opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined
to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly
products and processes.

Over the years, Komatsu has provided Imerys with machines for their many job sites in France,
mainly rigid dumpers, dozers, wheel loaders and excavators. This partnership was further
strengthened in 2019 and an agreement protocol was concluded between Komatsu and Imerys
in 2020.

“We are in clay quarries, with slippery ground and sometimes steep tracks” says Gérald Bihan,
Exploitation Manager at Imerys. “We really needed trucks that have this all-terrain capability
so we went for an articulated HM300, which has all the characteristics required for our
extraction, under our conditions.”

Julien Alix, Regional Category Manager at Imerys added: “Today we bought a Komatsu HM300
together with a PC360 excavator in a fleet logic in order to have the best economic
performance, but also the best operational performance, the best service, the best reactivity.”

In his speech, Philippe Haguenauer, President of Komatsu France, said: “Komatsu has a
leading expertise in the field of rigid dumpers. This has enabled us to adapt certain elements
of these trucks, such as the KTCS system, which automatically controls wheel slip in difficult
conditions, to our articulated dumpers”. He added: “Today, a growing number of customers
also turn to Komatsu articulated trucks for their first class comfort and their excellent visibility”.

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