Komatsu UK Staff Olympics 2012

Komatsu recently held its 2012 Staff Olympics with the prize for the lucky winners of a trip to Japan! I love being on the factory floor and it was fascinating to watch them compete with their various assembly skills… here are some shots from the day… an interesting insight into how these amazing machines are created!

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Komatsu have a visitor in a Helicopter!

I just got back from a really fun shoot at Komatsu UK of a visiting client arriving by helicopter. Hugh of HE Services has his own mode of transport to their annual meeting held on the Komatsu site. I had gritty eyes and a dusty lens but got some fab results! Next there will be some wondrous photoshop work to place him above his team…. (health and safety said ‘NO’! to such a composition!) Watch this space!

And for a bit of helicopter trivia swiped from Wikipedia, the word helicopter is adapted from the French hélicoptère, coined by Gustave de Ponton d’Amecourt in 1861, which originates from the Greek helix/helik- (ἕλιξ) = “twisted, curved” and pteron (πτερόν) = “wing”. (well I am baffled…surely helicopters didn’t exist in 1861…..)

HE Services helicopter photos for Komatsu