Caterpillar Opens, Expands Chinese Facilities

March 26, 2013

Caterpillar Inc. announced the opening of a new facility and the completed expansion of another facility in Wuxi, China.

The new 23,000-square-meter power train facility will produce axles, transmissions and final drives for Caterpillar’s earthmoving and mining machinery.

The company also completed a 17,000-square-meter expansion at an existing component facility that produces hydraulic cylinders for Caterpillar machines.

Both facilities are part of Caterpillar’s Advanced Components & Systems Division which designs and manufactures technologically advanced components for Caterpillar machines and customers around the world.

"Success in China is an important part of our long-term strategy, and we are focused on bringing the complete Caterpillar business model to China in order to better serve and support our customer base,” said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman.

With the opening of the new power train operation, Caterpillar now has 24 manufacturing facilities in China in addition to four Research & Development (R&D) centers and three logistics and parts centers. The company has more than 15,000 employees in China.