Takeuchi developed the world's first compact excavators and track loaders, beating others in expanding globally. Takeuchi has three manufacturing plants and three sales offices in Japan. Overseas, the company has three local subsidiaries: Takeuchi Mfg. (U.S.), Ltd. established in the U.S. in 1979, Takeuchi Mfg. (U.K.) Ltd. established in the U.K. in 1996, and Takeuchi France S.A.S. established in France in 2000. These overseas subsidiaries, plus our strong worldwide distributor network, enable Takeuchi to provide a consistent system of sales and service support. In April 2005, the company established its first overseas production facility at Takeuchi Qingdao Mfg. Co., Ltd., China. With this, Takeuchi is accelerating its global expansion even more.
It was back in 1971 that Takeuchi succeeded in developing the world's first compact excavator. This 2-ton-class compact excavator was equipped with a boom swing mechanism capable of slewing 360 degrees. Called the TB1000, it was produced on an integrated production line that marked the first step for the company away from its role as a subcontractor and toward its becoming a full-fledged construction machinery manufacturer. Compact excavators below the 6-ton class aroused new demand not only at home but abroad as well. A new compact excavator market was thus opened up, and Takeuchi's compact excavators established their unshakable status as the de facto global standard in this field.
"One of the reasons users in Europe and the U.S. choose Takeuchi products is the high level of reliability that comes with the Made in Japan label. This is because of the durability, comfort and safety factored into products shipped from Japan that are built with the user foremost in mind and in consideration of the demanding 2,000 hours per year that compact excavators operate in Europe and the United States, which is about double that of Japan.
Through its strong network of distributors scattered around the globe, Takeuchi listens to the demands of users overseas, and immediately puts that feedback to work in developing products and delivering on those demands.
Takeuchi decided not to build plants in Europe and the U.S., where we had the highest market share, but instead concentrated production at its Japan plant in Sakaki-machi, Nagano Prefecture where its experienced developers and engineers continue to consistently deliver high quality products from an integrated production environment.
The reasons people around the world choose Takeuchi are found here."