As one of the mother factories in the KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY GROUP,
the Itsukaichi Factory aims to be the number 1 producer in the world
through the highest standards of safety, quality, and productivity.
There, we are responsible for the production of medium, large hydraulic excavators
and environmental recycling machines in the range of 7 to 220 tons.
The safe and comfortable working environment is a kind of our pride to manufacturing.
These ideas are encompassed in the Itsukaichi Factory’s “Smart & Clean” concept.
Seeing machines in action is my motivation
After welding and machining the frame,
it is transported by conveyor to the painting process.
To create better products, we need mutual bond based on trust
The painting process, including the under and over coats,
shot blasting, and drying, is all done on an assembly line.
Our approach to manufacturing is the careful execution of each step
We assemble the piping for all the devices such as the engine and pump.
We must be constantly thinking about safety
Mounting the counterweight and cab gives
the hydraulic excavator its final form.
Rigging and testing
To be the last defense, never let defects slip by
Final inspections are performed to test hydraulic leaks,
functional issues, etc. Decals are then affixed, completing the manufacturing process.