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Tadano Ltd

Japan

Date: Unknown - August 2011

Deal: According to open source photographs, Iran has been using Tadano cranes to perform state-sanctioned executions (United Against a Nuclear Iran, accessed May 9, 2011). 

According to Construction Week, Tadano Ltd. ceased business ties with Iran after it was presented with evidence that its cranes were used to perform executions in August 2011 (Construction Week Online.com, August 1, 2011).

U.S. Business Ties: Tadano Ltd. has an American subsidiary Tadano Mantis Corporation that was acquired in December 2008, according to the company’s 2010 Annual Report (Tadano Annual Report, 2010).  According to USASpending.gov, Tadano Ltd. has received over $8 million in U.S. federal government contracts since 2000 (USASpending.gov, accessed August 19, 2014).

According to the Tadano Ltd. website, the company also has offices located in the U.S. (Tadano website, accessed July 23, 2014).

Last Updated: August 19, 2014