FOREST machine manufacturer Komatsu has begun sharing details of its new factory in Sweden.

Komatsu’s headquarters and manufacturing is all currently situated in Umeå, Sweden and construction is currently well underway at its latest site.

The new factory will be built on the industrial area Klockarbäcken in the outskirts of the city and is reported to be one of the largest investments to be undertaken in industrial Sweden right now.

Komatsu has said it set out to build a factory that is ‘future-proof’, with a focus on sustainable production.

The factory is designed to be carbon neutral, which is achieved through efficient energy supply with solar panels, modern building techniques and geo energy.

Komatsu also aims to take a step forward into the Internet of Things, connecting the company’s manufacturing processes to become completely integrated.

The ambition is also that the new factory will further strengthen the region’s position as a leader in the field of forest technology.

The factory promises to be a unique landmark with its nearly 40,000 m² divided into a production area on two floors and an associated office building over six floors. The finished factory is on schedule to be inaugurated in 2021.

Construction of the factory can be followed by the public through a live cam with an overview of the development site (the image updates once every hour) at:

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