"Takeuchi Mfg. Co., Ltd. was established in 1963 with ""Soil"" and ""Water"" as its core business themes. Since then, the company has followed its path as a finished product manufacturer of construction machinery, such as compact excavators, hydraulic excavators and track loaders, and industrial agitators. In the field of construction machinery, Takeuchi developed the world's first compact excavator in 1971. The 1986 development and launch of a track loader, ideal for rough terrain operations, was another world first. Over ninety percent of our construction machinery users are operating overseas, and we have used the extensive technical, manufacturing and sales capabilities built up through those overseas sales to provide users in countries all over the world with our products. Especially in the European market where yearly operating hours are about double those of Japan, Takeuchi's compact excavators have won high international acclaim for their ability to endure such demanding operating conditions. Always aiming for the next-generation global standard, Takeuchi will continue providing the world market with products that answer user needs. As a manufacturer delivering benefits to its customers, Takeuchi is committed to creating products that make a contribution to people and to society."