Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc.
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Through our long-term commitment to maintaining a leadership position in technology, service and support, HCMA supports an extensive network of independent, local dealers focused on providing you with knowledgeable and experienced sales, service and parts personnel. All backed by dedicated HCMA support teams.

Your HCMA dealer has the resources, expertise and personnel to work with you to ensure that you receive the most benefit from your Hitachi investment utilizing carefully designed programs and services in conjunction with extensive digital resources. HCMA provides a totally focused approach to supporting you, your business and your Hitachi construction machinery.

History Timeline


Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) launches the next chapter for Hitachi Construction Machinery in North America and Latin America. On March 1, 2022 HCMA officially began leading the Hitachi brand’s construction and mining equipment sales and service support efforts.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. announces plans to ramp up production 30 percent by 2025 at Hitachi Construction Machinery Tierra to meet growing demand for compact products.

Sonosuke Ishii steps into the role of chairman of Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) where he will lead expansion in North America and Latin America.


In August, Hitachi Construction Machinery and John Deere dissolve their 33-year joint venture agreement for the manufacturing and distribution of excavators in North, Central and South America.

In October, the company announced a corporate name change from Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America to Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Inc. (HCMA) to reflect its organizational changes and plans for growth.

In November, the company shipped its first hydraulic excavator built in Japan after the John Deere split for the North American market. The model is the ZX210LC-6.

HCMA launches the ZW100-6 wheel loader in North America, expanding its line of ZW-6 wheel loaders.


Celebrated the 70th anniversary of the production of Hitachi Construction Machinery and the 50th anniversary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America introduced the ZW370-6 wheel loader at CONEXPO.


Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America introduced the ZW50-5B, ZW80-5B, ZW140-6 ZW150-6, ZW150PL-6, ZW180-6, ZW220-6, ZW250-6, ZW310-6 and ZW550-6 wheel loaders.

Parts warehouse and remanufacturing facility relocated to Newnan, GA.


Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) begins operations as Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. and introduces a new executive management team. HCM announces the relocation of the Kennesaw Corporate Office, administrative and support services to Newnan, Georgia alongside the Newnan manufacturing facility. HCM announced the intent to sell and service Hitachi brand wheel loaders, transitioning the product brand from KCM to HITACHI. HCM wheel loaders will be manufactured in Banshu, Japan, Ryugasaki, Japan, and Newnan, Georgia.

ZW-5 compact wheel loader series introduced (ZW30, ZW40, ZW50).


KCMA introduces Hitachi wheel loaders to the Canadian market being sold and supported through Wajax Equipment.
KCMA rebrands their Kawasaki-KCM wheel loader line to KCM brand.
KCMA introduces two new compact loaders, the 30ZV-2 and 40ZV-2.


Hitachi Construction Machinery buys 100% of KCM Corporation stock.


Z7 Model Introduction – Tier 4


Kawasaki introduces two new compact loaders.


Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced a new independent Division, KCM Corporation, headquartered in the former Kawasaki Banshu Works, Kobe, Japan. KCMJ Corporation, the Japanese domestic sales company, and KCMA Corporation, the American sales and manufacturing company, are 100% owned subsidiary companies. KCMA Corporation, formerly known as Kawasaki Construction Machinery Corp. of America, will continue to manufacture and sell Kawasaki branded construction machinery in the North and South American markets. The KCMA Corporation corporate offices, parts warehouse, and rebuild center will remain in Kennesaw, Georgia, and the manufacturing facility will remain in Newnan, Georgia.


ZV-2 Model Introduction – Tier III


ZV Model Introduction – Tier II


Kawasaki introduces the 12.8 cu yard machine (135ZIV-2).


Kennesaw, Georgia corporate office, parts distribution and rebuild center completes expansion.


Newnan, Georgia facility completes expansion.


Kawasaki Loaders Inc. and Kawasaki Loaders Manufacturing, USA merge, creating Kawasaki Construction Machinery Corp. of America. New ZIV-2 Model Introduction (Tier I Emission Compliant).


Kawasaki introduces their first integrated tool carrier (65TM).


ZIV Model Introduction


Kawasaki Loaders Inc. corporate office moves to Kennesaw, Georgia. The new facility includes a training center and a component rebuild center.


Kawasaki Loaders, Inc. moves to a larger facility in Marietta, Georgia.


ZIII Model Introduction – Total redesign of loaders.


Kawasaki builds a manufacturing plant in Newnan, Georgia.


Kawasaki Loaders Manufacturing Corporation was established.


Kawasaki builds first parts depot with 24-hour shipping.


Kawasaki Loaders Inc. was established to market loaders in North America.

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