Many of Komatsu's products (especially construction equipment) are vital for recovery and reconstruction in the wake of a natural disaster.
In the event of an emergency, we promptly grasp the local situation and support disaster recovery in a substantial way, such as providing equipment needed by the disaster area. As part of these efforts, we have initiated support activities using drones as well as construction machines. The latest activities are as follows:
In 2018, in response to the three large-scale natural disasters that hit various parts of Indonesia, the Komatsu Group companies in Indonesia provided support for reconstruction as follows:
As part of disaster restoration assistance through practical methods, Komatsu performs assistance activities not only with construction machinery but also with drones. To assist in the disaster response to the flood in western Japan that occurred in July 2018, Komatsu, in cooperation with OPTiM Corporation and Landlog Ltd., performed drone surveying without charge for municipalities aiming at a quick grasp of the damage situation.
Disaster areas have numerous hazardous zones that people cannot enter into due to landslides. Upon request from municipalities, the three companies delivered drones and their services to the disaster areas and quickly assessed damage by creating 3D landscape measurement data. This drone surveying was performed at dozens of disaster areas in Hiroshima, Okayama and other surrounding prefectures.
Because the method enabled safe and quick surveying without allocating human resources, it has been highly evaluated by the municipalities in terms of not only quick understanding of damage situation but also base data creation for disaster restoration.
|OPTiM||:||Free dispatching of professional drone pilots who are registered in DRONE CONNECT, a drone pilot sharing service|
|Landlog||:||Free use of their data platform|
|Komatsu||:||Free use of EverydayDrone, a 3D current-status survey and measurement data creation service, and a smart construction app|