CHICAGO Caterpillar Inc.
has opened a new powertrain facility in Wuxi, China, to make
axles, transmissions and final drives for use in a range of
Caterpillar earth moving and mining machinery products as it
looks to capture "the long-term opportunities related to
economic development and infrastructure investment" in the
The company has also completed
an expansion of an existing component plant in Wuxi to produce
hydraulic cylinders for Caterpillar machines. Both facilities
are part of Caterpillars advanced components and systems
"We are bringing the complete
Caterpillar business model to China in order to better serve
and support our customer base," Caterpillar chairman and chief
executive officer Doug Oberhelman said in a statement.
With the opening of the new powertrain operation,
Caterpillar now has 24 manufacturing facilities in China, in
addition to four research and development centers, and three
logistics and parts centers.