SMS Equipment Becomes Dealer for Komatsu Hard Rock Mining Equipment

SOURCE: Heavy Equipment Guide | March 1, 2024

Komatsu has named SMS Equipment as a dealer of Komatsu underground hard rock mining equipment across most of Canada and Alaska.

The new deal with Komatsu expands SMS’ offering to include a portfolio of underground mining products and services among its lineup of equipment, technologies, parts, services, and support for the mining sector.

“The transition of Komatsu’s hard rock mining portfolio to SMS Equipment is an exciting development in our relationship in Canada,” says Dennis Chmielewski, executive vice president of mining at SMS Equipment. “With the expansion of our product lineup, SMS Equipment is now positioned to serve Canada and Alaska’s diverse mining needs, whether surface, underground, or a combination of the two.”

Saskatchewan and Ontario are exceptions to the underground mining deal. Those provinces will continue to be served by Komatsu directly.

“Komatsu and SMS Equipment have a shared goal of maximizing value to underground mining customers,” says Kyle Rhoderick, GM of underground hard rock mining at Komatsu North America. “In markets where we can enhance value, we’re pairing Komatsu’s equipment with SMS Equipment’s extensive distribution network, support specialists and convenience services.”

The transition to SMS Equipment will begin in Quebec in February. Both the product line and service area will expand throughout the year, with full service to eight provinces, three territories, and the state of Alaska expected by 2025.

The new portfolio of underground hard rock mining products joins SMS Equipment’s offerings for the mining sector. It launches with a range of Komatsu-owned conversion equipment and technology, like Montabert, as well as Komatsu underground hard rock mining equipment, including underground LHDs, trucks, drills, and shaft equipment. Parts and services will also be provided to support the new lineup as it rolls out across the network.

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