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Komatsu to set up plant in South Africa to battle Chinese rivals

Strong demand for infrastructure investment attracts heavy equipment makers

Construction machinery maker Komatsu thinks the African market has plenty of room for growth, thanks to heavy demand for infrastructure. (Photo by Wataru Ito)

TOKYO -- Japanese construction machinery maker Komatsu looks to build a plant in South Africa that will refurbish construction and mining equipment by June 2020, Nikkei learned Thursday.

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