Komatsu continues trend from Japan with 225K sf industrial facility in Mesa

Heavy equipment maker plans sales and repair center for mining gear

Komatsu eyes 225K sf industrial facility in Mesa, east of Phoenix
Komatsu's Danny Murtagh with rendering of Komatsu sales and service center on 25 acres at the southwest corner of Pecos and Crismon roads (LinkedIn, Komatsu, Getty)

Heavy equipment maker Komatsu wants to build a 225,000-square-foot sales and service center for mining equipment in Mesa, east of Phoenix.

The Tokyo-based manufacturer of construction, mining, and forestry equipment confirmed its plans for a “strategic investment” atop 25 acres at the southwest corner of Pecos and Crismon roads, the Phoenix Business Journal reported. 

The industrial project would triple the firm’s real estate footprint in Mesa.

Project plans were submitted to the city of Mesa in May to build the 225,000-square-foot building at the 230-acre Mesa Ellsworth business park, now being developed by San Diego-based Sunbelt Investment Holdings, the Business Journal reported.

Brokers Mike Haenel, Phil Haenel and Andy Markham of Cushman & Wakefield hold the listing for Mesa Ellsworth, marketing the land for build-to-suit projects, according to a brochure.

Komatsu expects the sales and service facility to be completed in the spring of 2026. 

“We conducted an extensive search to best meet our growth needs and are proud that we will continue calling Mesa home,” said Danny Murtagh, vice president of parts distribution at Komatsu, in a statement.

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“Between our highly skilled workforce, existing partnerships in the area, and the projected economic outlook in the region, it is exciting to announce this expansion.”  

The company now operates a 75,000-square-foot service center and warehouse at 112 West Iron Avenue in Mesa.

Its expanded facility, designed by Cawley Architects, will repair and maintain large mining equipment brought in from eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. 

When complete, the sales and service center will have a 100,000-square-foot welding and machine shop, a 50,000-square-feet small equipment shop and more than 25,000 square feet of offices. It’s not clear what will fill the remaining 50,000 square feet.

Other Japanese have opened facilities in greater Phoenix since the arrival of Taiwan Semiconductor ManufacturingCo. in north Phoenix, where it’s building a large semiconductor campus

— Dana Bartholomew

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