Komatsu, Ltd. a world leader in construction and mining equipment was founded in 1921 in Japan and is based in Tokyo. Komatsu, Ltd., through its affiliates and subsidiaries, employs over 38,000 people worldwide. Komatsu Forklift Co., Ltd. began manufacturing forklifts in 1945. In 1976, a California corporation was established to sell and distribute these forklifts in the United States. Manufacturing of Komatsu forklifts, in the United States, began in 1987 with the opening of a plant in La Palma, California. In 1993, the distribution and manufacturing operations were consolidated into one company called Komatsu Forklift U.S.A., Inc. (KFI).
NorthWest Handling Systems, Inc has been one of the premier Komatsu dealers in the country since 1995. We are proud to offer their fine line of Internal Combustion and Diesel powered lifting equipment in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.