Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) celebrated in April 2014 the official opening ceremony of its recently established Almere headquarters in the Netherlands (Fig.) followed by the first KCME dealer conference since the manufacturer’s return to Europe. The event underlined the excavator specialist’s continued focus on developing productive partners with selected dealers. A major element of the conference was unveiling the new European headquarters, which will provide a direct and efficient service for European customers, ensuring full aftersales support. This combined with the appointment of in-market business managers has helped the already fast, but controlled dealer network growth. European dealers who meet the required quality standards have already been appointed in Germany, France, UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium and the Baltic states.