DIMO, Komatsu celebrate 50 years partnership in Sri Lanka | Daily News

DIMO, Komatsu celebrate 50 years partnership in Sri Lanka

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DIMO, a leading conglomerates in Sri Lanka, is celebrating its partnership of 50 years with the world-renowned heavy machinery giant Komatsu, as it marks 100 years of its business operations in Sri Lanka.

Over the years, Komatsu’s diverse product portfolio has helped to redefine DIMO’s product offering in the Heavy Machinery sphere, enabling the company to make significant contributions towards infrastructure development projects in the country. While boosting local large-scale industries such as cement, construction and mining with world-class heavy machinery that have resulted in increased productivity and higher efficiency levels.

The Komatsu product range offered by DIMO includes hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, bulldozers, motor graders, dump trucks, hybrid hydraulic excavators and articulated dump trucks.

DIMO has delivered Komatsu machinery for large-scale national projects such as the Katunayake-Colombo Highway, Southern Expressway, Central Highway, Hambantota Port and most recently the Port City. DIMO’s Komatsu customers also include the private sector, large-scale cement manufacturers to small-scale individual machinery owners. During the past 50 years, DIMO and Komatsu revolutionized the local Heavy Machinery industry by introducing Sri Lanka’s first innovative Hybrid Excavators to the market and delivering the largest bulldozer ever to be supplied to Sri Lanka, the Komatsu D375 dozer, to Holcim. Although the Hybrid Technology was not widely used in the South Asian region, thanks to DIMO’s capabilities to offer after sales for the Hybrid users in Sri Lanka, Komatsu offered the Hybrid machines, making Sri Lanka become the first country to deliver over 60 units in South Asia.

DIMO Chairman and Managing Director Ranjith Pandithage stated, “We are proud to celebrate the 50th year of our partnership with Komatsu, a global giant in heavy machinery. Our journey together has been a memorable one as we were able to play a pivotal role in transforming infrastructure development in the country. We look forward to working together in the future as we revolutionize the heavy machinery sphere in Sri Lanka.”

Sharing his thoughts on Komatsu’s 100th year celebrations Hiroyuki Ogawa, President and CEO of Komatsu said, “All thanks to the support from each of our stakeholders, such as customers, distributors, suppliers and business partners, we are celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2021.”

DIMO Executive Director Chaminda Ranawana, stated, “This is an exceptional milestone for DIMO as this partnership has enabled us to elevate the business to the next level. Komatsu regularly introduces new models identifying customer needs. Their training programmes on new innovations, technologies and after sales care has backed DIMO to develop the business over the years while the Komatsu warranty and genuine spares has contributed to enhance the bottom-line of this business.”

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