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Yutani Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a 99.1% owned subsidiary that manufactures KOBELCO construction equipment. Established in 1946, the company is based in Hiroshima. Yutani is capitalized at 3 billion yen. In 1963, Yutani Heavy Industries, Ltd. produces the TY45, the first wheel-type hydraulic excavator manufactured in Japan. In 1977, Yutani Heavy Industries, Ltd. develops a static hydraulic fracturing nibbler.

In 1980, Yutani Heavy Industries, Ltd. produce Japan’s first vehicle dismantling machinery equipped with a fixed nibbler. In 1999, the Construction Machinery Division of Kobe Steel, Ltd. is merged with Yutani Heavy Industries Ltd. and Kobe Steel Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. to form Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.