Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar Inc. has been making progress possible and driving positive and sustainable change on every continent for more than 80 years. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services.

Caterpillar has a long history in China. The company sold its first products there in 1975 and opened an office in Beijing in 1978. In the 1980s, Caterpillar launched technology transfer agreements with Chinese manufacturers who began building Caterpillar licensed products. Caterpillar’s expansion in China accelerated in the early 1990s with the establishment of a more significant local production strategy. In 1996, Caterpillar (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (“CCI”) was established in Beijing to support increased investment and business development in China. Now, Caterpillar runs 18 operations and offices in China, both wholly owned and joint venture, and 6,000 employees in China.

Caterpillar core products manufactured in China include hydraulic excavators, track-type tractors, motor graders and paving products, large diesel engines used primarily for marine and power generation applications and generator sets for use in China and the Asia Pacific region. Caterpillar also manufactures components at several facilities in China. In addition to its core machine, engine and component manufacturing locations in China, Caterpillar operations in China also include logistics, remanufacturing, financial leasing, training, marketing and research and development. Caterpillar’s independent dealer network includes five dealers for Greater China who provide sales and product support to customers in every province of China.

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