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Caterpillar is to open a new manufacturing facility in Thailand

The new facility will be increase production capacity
The new facility will be increase production capacity

Caterpillar is to open a new manufacturing facility in Thailand.

Work on the new facility will break ground on the new factory in early 2011, with production scheduled to begin in late 2012.

Caterpillar has revealed that the 60,000m2 facility will produce a full range of underground mining articulated trucks and loaders for the global marketplace for hard-rock underground mining applications.

The factory will be located at the Hemaraj Rayong Industrial Land in Rayong Province, south-east of Bangkok. Caterpillar already produces underground mining products in Australia and Brazil, but said new capacity is required to meet a growth in demand.

“We continue to make strategic investments in our mining business to support our customers,” said Chris Curfman, president of Caterpillar Global Mining. “We are pleased to announce our first manufacturing facility in Thailand, which will increase our capacity for our existing range of underground mining machinery, particularly as we sharpen our focus on meeting long-term customer demand in growth markets.”
 

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