C Columbus Equipment Company was the leading Komatsu construction equipment dealer in the United States in 2016, based on market share. The Komatsu Market Share Award covers sales in major markets— defined as markets in which more than 1,000 pieces of construction equipment are sold annually. Columbus Equipment Company achieved a 27-percent share of the market for new units sold in Ohio in 2016. Company executives received the award from Komatsu officials during a dealer strategy meeting at ConExpo 2017, in Las Vegas. “We are very proud of this achievement,” said Josh Stivison, president of Columbus Equipment Company. “It represents a dedicated effort by our sales and support staff. We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to you, our customer. Your patronage is what drove our higher market share.” The award focuses on construction-size equipment and excludes compact equipment and mining equip- ment. While Columbus Equipment Company has always sold a large number of Komatsu excavators, a surge in loader and dozer sales has contributed to increased overall market share in recent years. Since the start of the decade, sales of loaders have increased year-over-year as customers have experienced higher degrees of reliability and versatility with Komatsu loaders in applications ranging from mining to waste- handling. “Customers across the board have a high degree of confidence in Komatsu loaders regardless of the application. They trust these loaders are going to do a good job,” said Jeff Richards, general manager. Crawler dozer sales are also up, thanks in part to Komatsu’s revolutionary intelligent Machine Control (iMC) technology, which allows contractors to perform grading from first cut to finish grading faster, more accurately and more cost-efficiently than a conven- tional dozer. The Market Share Award is ultimately testament to customers’ trust in the ownership experience delivered by a dealership and its equipment brand, and evidence that the dealership’s customer-focused mission is alive and well. Overall, three primary factors contribute to mission success: high quality products, superior product support, and dedicated personnel. 1. High-Quality Products. Komatsu is a globally recognized and respected brand, and a proven leader in innovation and technology, as exem- Customer Appreciation Announcemen COLUMBUS EQUIPMENT COMPANY NAM COMPANY NEWS “It represents a dedicated effort by our sales and support staff. We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to you, our customer. Your patronage is what drove our higher market share.” Josh Stivison; President, Columbus Equipment Company 12