Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

Date of visit
March 2019

Introduction of KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY U.S.A. INC. (KCMU) and staff member

that is located in Katy,
Texas, and its staff member.


KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY U.S.A. INC. (KCMU), a subsidiary of Kobelco Construction Machinery, sales and services of construction machinery in North, Central and South America, and produces hydraulic excavators. KCMU's Crane Division (formerly Kobelco Cranes North America Inc.) was established in October 2003 and currently sells 9 types of crawler cranes ranging from 80 to 300 tons. KCMU is the distribution point for Kobelco Construction Machinery in the Western Hemisphere and continues to expand its sales network throughout North America.

KCMU staff member; Mr. Blake Nommensen
Western Regional Sales Representative

He joined in 2012. After taking thorough training programs from each division on the crane business, he was assigned as a sales representative. He spent most of the training period in the Service Division and says with a sparkle in his eye,“It was especially meaningful to see construction site and situations in person. There is nothing better than on-the-job training.”

Looking at his work

Mr. Nommensen, the Western Regional Sales Representative, works on different daily activities from week to week. His fundamental tasks are based around the seven dealers in his service area, in addition to constantly developing new retail partnerships and retaining existing customers. He works closely with the dealers' departments to ensure that KCMU's after-sales service is always provided. He is also in charge of collaborating with several nationwide companies. He likes to attend deliveries to the clients. He says this is because“Attending the deliveries helps develop a relationship with the customers, and above all, it is a very rewarding moment for me to see the cranes working on site.”

Days off

His hobbies are playing golf, hunting, fishing and traveling with his wife. He has enjoyed playing golf with his father on weekends since he was a child and still play together often. With his wife he has visited Italy, Germany, Central America, the Bahamas, Belize, and various places in the United States. His favorite place is the Italian Coast where he went on honeymoon.