Komatsu America says it will move its headquarters from Rolling Meadows to Chicago, near O’Hare International Airport, in 2020. The company, a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. from Japan, has more than 1,100 Illinois employees
Chairman and CEO Rod Schrader said in a statement that the construction and mining equipment manufacturer is making the move to be close to transportation options and to help attract prospective employees living in the city and studying at nearby universities. The new office also has an open floor plan, which the company said it hopes will foster collaboration between teams.
The current Rolling Meadows headquarters employs about 300 people, all of whom move to Chicago, spokesman Raleigh Floyd Jr. told The Chicago Tribune. The company, a subsidiary of Japan’s Komatsu Ltd., has more than 1,100 employees in Illinois.
Komatsu America has been in headquartered in Rolling Meadows for 11 years.