The P&H, Joy and Montabert brands have a long and illustrious history in the mining industry. We pay homage to the generations of men and women who helped build these great brands and innovate mining. We know that our history is the foundation of our future.  

P&H Brand

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1884

Alonzo Pawling and Henry Harnischfeger found Pawling & Harnischfeger Machine and Pattern Shop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

1895

When recession cools the demand for overhead cranes, the company begins to develop a product line that includes earth-moving machines. 

1910

Develops a line of earth-moving machines for construction and mining operations. 

1914

Becomes Harnischfeger Corporation.

1920

Launches the Model 206 Excavator - the first in a long line of best-selling shovels for mining. 

1930

Is one of the first manufacturers to apply all-welded design and fabrication to its equipment. 

1934

Harnischfeger Fund is started with $50,000 from the estate of Henry Harnischfeger to support civic and cultural groups in Milwaukee. 

1942

Ramps up production of shovels, cranes, and hoists to support the World War II war effort. 

1954

Rolls out the Model 1800 electrical mining shovel; mines refer to this model as the "Pride of the Pit". 

1968

Launches the 2800 Mark I class shovel, featuring a new Electrotorque drive system, designed to meet the world's growing demand for coal, iron, and copper. 

1988

Acquires the Page Engineering walking dragline product line. 

1991

Launches the 4100C electric mining shovel. Also acquires the Gardner-Denver line of production drilling rigs. 

1996

Launches the 9020 walking dragline in Australia and the 120A blasthole drill, which becomes the preferred blasthole production rig for iron mining. Also launches a global network of regional service centers. 

2001

Launches the 4100C BOSS shovel specifically for the growing oil sands industry.   

2004

Releases Centurion - a supervisory and data acquisition system for shovels. 

2006

Launches the 320XPC Centurion-class heavy-duty drilling rig. 

2010

Launches PreVail machine health monitoring system.  



Joy Brand


Joe Joy and Loader

1919

Joseph Joy founds Joy Machine Company in Evansville, Indiana; receives a patent for a mechanical loader.

1920

Joy debuts the first mechanical loader (model 4BU).

1938

Ships its first shuttle car (Model 2ET-1D).

1946

Merges with Sullivan Machinery Company and LeDel Conveyor and Manufacturing Company. 

1948

Produces its first continuous miner (Model 3JCM) and reveals the high-seam shuttle car (model 10SC).

1969

Introduces the low-seam shuttle car (model 21SC).

1972

Launches high-seam (12CM series) and low-seam (14CM series) continuous miners. 

1975

Unveils its first longwall shearer (model 1LS).

1976

Produces its first flexible conveyor train (model 1FCT-3BH).

1986

Creates a low-seam shearer (model 4LS).

1990

Develops a high-seam shearer (model 6LS).

1994

Ships 5000th 10SC shuttle car. 

1994

Harnischfeger Industries purchases Joy Mining Machinery.

1997

Purchases Longwall International. Launches its first high-seam, high-voltage continuous miner. Develops its first VFD shearer (model 7LS).

2000

Introduces three new machines, including the mid-seam high-voltage continuous miner (model 14CM27), and ships its 5000th continuous miner.

2001

Introduces its thinnest VFD shearer (model 7LS1A).

2002

Develops a high production flexible conveyor train (model 4FCT).

2004

Develops Optidrive for use in shearers, continuous miners and flexible conveyor trains. Introduces machine-to-surface communications for room and pillar operations.

2005

Introduces the Wethead system for continuous miner cutterheads.

2006

Purchases the Stamler Group. Introduces the Faceboss control system. 

2008

Launches the 4170C mobile mining crusher.

2009

Opens its first Smart Services center in South Africa.

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1921

Joannes Montabert founds Montabert S.A in Lyon, France, as a manufacturer of pneumatic equipment.

1935

Suzanne Montabert leads an expansion of the product line and adds the Joy-Sullivan line of products. 

1949

Roger Montabert, managing director, initiates new product engineering through the creation of a Research and Development Department. 

1961

Creates Export Department and Montabert subsidiaries around Europe. 

1963

Introduces the first parallel boom assembly for underground drilling, known as the “burn cut” method.

1965

Pioneers the first ever hand-held jackhammer powered by hydraulics. The transition from pneumatic to hydraulics led to more advancements in the hydraulics industry.

1969

Introduces the first hydraulic rock breaker, BRH500, that could be attached to an excavator, beginning a successful hydraulic rock breaker product line. The hydraulic rock breaker became available worldwide.

1970

Launches the world’s first hydraulic out-of-the-hole drifter.

1978

Develops a custom tunneling solution, using multiple booms on multiple drilling rigs, which allows simultaneous rock breaking in a semi-circular pattern.

1987

Introduces its first variable breaker. The full variable breaker product line now includes eight models, which are the only 15-speed breakers in the world.

1999

Introduces the BRV 65 model.

2004

Introduces the SC range of light breakers for compact carriers.

2009

Launches the Blue Line/N-Series, a value based rock breaker line for lighter duty applications.


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2011

Purchases LeTourneau Technologies.

2011

Purchases IMM in China.

2012

P&H Mining Equipment and Joy Mining Machinery become Joy Global. The surface equipment is branded P&H and the underground equipment is branded Joy. 

2014

Purchases MTI in Canada. 

2015

Purchases Montabert in France.

Komatsu

2017

Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd. completes its acquisition of Joy Global Inc., adding the P&H, Joy and Montabert brands to Komatsu’s offerings.