Komatsu America plans to move its headquarters from Rolling Meadows, Ill., to Chicago in 2020. The new site at Triangle Plaza will feature a new open floorplan, designed to foster more collaboration and cross-functional team communication to drive customer-first solutions and services.
Onsite amenities and benefits will include covered parking, proximity to two health clubs, a hotel and multiple restaurant options, plus easy access to major highways, public transportation and O’Hare airport.
“There’s something for everyone in this move,” said Rod Schrader, chairman and CEO Komatsu America Corp. “Current employees will enjoy the building amenities and convenience to major transportation, the new floorplan supports the company’s efforts to breakdown team and workstream silos, and the move helps Komatsu remain competitive and attractive to prospective employees living in the city and studying at nearby universities.”
Komatsu Ltd., parent company of Komatsu America, established a permanent presence in the U.S. in 1970, with the first headquarters in San Francisco. Since then, the company has had headquarters in Atlanta; Libertyville, Ill.; Lincolnshire, Ill.; Vernon Hills, Ill.; and for the past 11 years, Rolling Meadows, Ill.
Komatsu America leadership consulted with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city officials during the early planning stages of the move.