Mitsui & Co. (Australia) Ltd.

Our Business




Through key investments and close relationships with its business partners, Mitsui is committed to serving Australia's transportation and machinery needs on land, sea and air. We work closely with these companies to capture new business opportunities by drawing on our relationships with business partners across many sectors in Australia and New Zealand. Mitsui also works with other external companies to develop business opportunities in new technology and mobility service areas.

Key Investments:

Komatsu Australia Pty Ltd

Mitsui has a 38 per cent equity stake in Komatsu Australia Pty Ltd (KAL). KAL offer a comprehensive range of construction, earthmoving, mining and utility equipment. KAL also provide quality parts, as well as reliable service and after-sale care through their national network of service centres.

Komatsu Australia Corporate Finance

We also have a 38 per cent equity stake in Komatsu Australia Corporate Finance (KACF). KACF provides leasing, hire purchase and other equipment finance solutions to customers who purchase Komatsu equipment in Australia.

Aptella (formerly Position Partners)

Aptella (formerly Position Partners)

Mitsui has a majority equity stake in Aptella. Aptella focuses on the distribution and support of positioning and geospatial solutions for surveying, civil works, mining and building projects, representing brands such as Topcon, Carlson, DJI, and iVolve. Aptella provides a range of services to increase value to customers, including rental, training and equipment repairs or maintenance. The company has also developed Tokara, a remote access platform to provide virtual support and live connectivity to machines and survey devices from the office. AllDayRTK delivers precise network GNSS
positioning for a wide range of applications. Aptella has locations across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia including Singapore and Indonesia.

Penske Automotive Group

Mitsui has approx 19 per cent equity stake in Penske Automotive Group (PAG) which encompasses PAG’s global businesses. Through this stake, Mitsui Australia is involved in the support of PAG’s Australian and New Zealand subsidiaries – Penske Australia and Penske New Zealand. These businesses are distributors of commercial vehicles, diesel/gas engines, power systems and related spare parts and services principally in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and in parts of South East Asia. They service both the on and off-highway segments and represent world-class brands such as Western Star, MAN Truck/Bus, Dennis Eagle, Detroit Diesel, MTU, and Allison Transmission.

Other focus areas:

Mitsui is working to develop opportunities within Australia and New Zealand to utilise our global capabilities in various sectors.

Mining Technology

  • Low Carbon Mobility
  • Fleet Management;
  • Predictive Maintenance;
  • Machine Control/Guidance;
  • Monitoring Solutions
  • Automation
  • Environment Management


  • High-speed rail and urban transportation infrastructure
  • Rail-related business including commercial developments and maintenance.


  • Satellite deployment services
  • Turnkey satellite solutions with partners including developments; launch and operation;


  • CASE related businesses including:
  • telematics and autonomous driving; and
  • e-commerce business for passenger and commercial vehicles