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Kobelco is a subsidiary of Kobe Steel Group, of Kobe, Japan, based steelmaker, aluminium and copper products supplier.

Kobe Steel Group

Kobe Steel, Ltd. is one of Japan's leading steelmakers, as well as the top supplier of aluminium and copper products. Other businesses include welding consumables, urban infrastructure and plant engineering services, and industrial machinery. The Company also has high-tech businesses in electronics and information systems.

Kobe Steel has numerous consolidated and equity-valued companies in Japan, the Americas, Asia and Europe. KOBELCO is the corporate mark used by Kobe Steel on a variety of products and in the names of a number of group companies. Behind the KOBELCO mark is Kobe Steel's commitment to quality.

In 1982, Kobelco embarked on a new era of construction machinery as they committed ourselves to one goal:

To Better Serve our Customer

They now have a joint venture with CNH global to market there products in the USA, and in the UK through the New Holland Construction division, as CNH have consolidated several brands under this name. FiatKobelco now trading under New Holland construction brand.


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Model Range

UK machines imported from Japan from the early 1980s, so not realy machines that would be called collectable. But there UK distributor offered several custom built long reach machines for demolition and deep hole digging applications.

But if any machine or specially adapted versions have been collected please add details.

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