Tadano Utilities


Corporate philosophy

Tadano Utilities Ltd. has been developing and selling various types of construction machinery since our establishment in 1968 and have been well received by customers in various fields.
In particular, the company began selling aerial platforms in 1984, and in 1997 won the Good Design Award for its NUL120.

From 2019, we have also started full-scale exports to Europe. In Europe, the high quality of our products has been well received and increased the customers.

We believe that these evaluations are based on our management philosophy since our founding: to always consider the customer’s point of view and to provide creative products and services that are safe and easy to use.

In February 2024, we joined Tadano group to further promote innovation through group synergies. As a member of Tadano group, we will continue to strive for customer satisfaction with our products and services.

About Tadano Utilities Ltd.

The company is a leading manufacturer of crawler-type moible elevating work platforms (MEWPs), designed, developed and manufactured in-house. For more than half a century, we have cultivated a wealth of technological development capabilities, incorporating the voices and demonstrations of our customers engaged in construction work sites in Japan and abroad.

While smooth machine operability is a key feature of our products, using our own know-how in the development of electronics, control devices and software, we are also prioritizing to manufacture safe products.

In addition to the Japanese market, we are also focusing on developing business in Europe and Asia, and has established a European sales office in the Netherlands, where it is promoting sales of CE-certified models and building new networks with rental and dealer partners.
In response to increasing demand in Asia, the company has also set up sales agents in South Korea and Taiwan and has begun to develop sales in Asia.
Aiming higher, we will continuously strive to develop creative and innovative aerial lift.

Representative Director
Takashi Kiso

NO.1 share in Japan

No.1 share in Japan for the crawler-type articulated boom lift.
The articulated boom has the advantage that it can easily overcome tight spaces and short-range obstacles. The machine body is compact and convenient for the transport.
We also sold significant number of crawler-type telescopic boom lift.



Cumulative sales of MEWPs as at end-January 2023
(including OEM products)
Articulated boom lift & High-capacity

Telescopic boom lift


1968.12 Nagano
1969.8 Creation of the Electronics Department
1971.6 Full-swing mini excavators
First domestic production
1976.3 As an excellent company
Secretary of State for Small and Medium Enterprises Award.
1978.4 Designation of small and medium-sized enterprises as model factories for rationalisation
(Small and Medium Enterprise Agency)
1984.11 Production of self-propelled MEWPs started.
1985.6 Sakakita Plant completed
1988 Concrete pump truck
Start production: Dedicated radio control (command)
1988.9 AICHI Corporation Ltd.
(旧 (formerly Aichi Sharyo Co.)
OEM production begins.
1989.9 Completion of the Omi plant.
1988.9 Unzen Fugen Restoration Response Vehicles
Manufacture of self-propelled surveillance vehicles.
1994.10 Sales start NUL060 -articulated boom
1997.1 NUL120
Good Design Award.


2003. Morooka
OEM started.
2005.1 NUZ090D Good Design Award /
Special award from the Director General of the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency.
2018.12 50th anniversary of foundation
2019.4 Exhibited at the BAUMA, Germany
2019.8 Start sales in Europe
2020.7 Start sales in Hong Kong
2022.7 Start sales in Taiwan
2022.10 Nagano Europe BV established.
2022.12 Start of sales in South Korea