Off-Highway vehicle manufacturer Kobelco, part of the Kobe Steel Group, in this video provide a rare glimpse inside its research and development headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan. What becomes quickly apparent is the emphasis the company puts on cross-department cooperation. For instance, its forward-thinking design team work closely with the team that are building innovative technologies for its hybrid machines.
James joined the Industrial Vehicle Technology International team in 2017. Previously he was Assistant Editor on an engineering title for several years and has worked for various other trade magazines before that. James is happily married and has a young daughter who keeps him busy.