In the construction, mining and utility equipment business, while demand for mining equipment remained slack, that for construction equipment increased in Japan, China and some other regions. In addition, reflecting the Japanese yen’s depreciation, sales and segment profit increased from the previous fiscal year.
With respect to the industrial machinery and others business, while sales of sheet-metal and press machines were firm mainly in the automobile manufacturing industry, those of wire saws further declined. As the loss of the inventories of wire saws was realized, sales and segment profit decreased from the previous fiscal year.
As a result, Komatsu projects consolidated business results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, as follows.