Caterpillar announced the joint opening of two new facilities in Tongzhou, Jiangsu Province,China, a
state of the art proving ground and a large wheel loader manufacturing facility . The new
operations support the company's growing operations in China and other growth markets.
As part of Caterpillar's increasing research and development presence in the Asia Pacific region,
the Asia Pacific Proving Ground provides validation and product development services for
Caterpillar machinery produced in the region. Caterpillar says the large wheel loader
manufacturing facility is designed to suit the needs and requirements for quarry and mining
applications in China and growth markets. With these new facilities in operation, Caterpillar
now has 23 existing manufacturing facilities, four new facilities under construction, four
R and D centers and three logistics and parts centers, employing more than 15,000 people.