Caterpillar Opens China Research Center

The Chinese seem to be coping well with the recession, as more and more factories are being built there. Caterpillar, the famous construction and mining equipment manufacturer just opened a new multi-functional research and development center in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, where they will focus on engine and component product and process development, validation, localization and technological training.

Among many others, the new center will have an engine test facility with performance and emissions development capability, an advanced materials laboratory, an electronics laboratory, a system and machine integration facility and validation capability. At the opening ceremony also took part Caterpillar Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Tana Utley and Caterpillar China Division Vice President Jiming Zhu.

"As Caterpillar continues to increase its manufacturing presence in China to support our growing Chinese customer base, it is strategically important to have world-class product development and validation facilities in the region," Utley said.

"Around the world, Caterpillar products are known for innovation, durability and reliability. This new R&D center underscores our commitment to technical excellence in support of our Chinese manufacturing operations."

"For more than 30 years, Caterpillar and its dealers have been investing in China to support our customers and to help drive the unparalleled economic progress that has taken place during that time," Zhu added. "China represents the single largest opportunity for growth for Caterpillar, and our investment in the Wuxi R&D center is yet another clear indication of Caterpillar's commitment to our customers."


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