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Yutani Heavy Industries, Ltd. manufactures, sells, and repairs civil engineering and construction machinery. The Company's flagship product is the hydraulic excavator.

1963 - Releases the TY45, the first wheel-type hydraulic excavator in Japan.
1977 - Develops a static hydraulic fracturing nibbler.
1980 - Develops Japan’s first vehicle dismantling machinery equipped with a fixed nibbler.
1983 - Kobe Steel, Ltd. participates in capitalization and management of Yutani Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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.