Cats made in China

Shanghai-based Executive MBA students encountered some giant Cats this week when they toured the Caterpillar Suzhou factory. Members from Class 12 posed with a 950H Wheel Loader (above) – one of the models of medium wheel loaders and motor graders produced at the Suzhou facility for markets in Asia Pacific, Russia, CIS (former Soviet republics), Africa, the Middle East and South America.

IMG_4159Members of Class 12, Hui Jason Wu, Jimmy Fan, Marcos Delorenzo, and Yi Xu took the initiative to organize this field trip. Thanks to Matt Zelinski, EMBA Class 37, who helped arrange the visit and to Caterpillar’s Stephanie Zhou for planning the details of the tour.

According to the Caterpillar website, “China has become a major manufacturing base for Caterpillar with 26 facilities, 4 R&D centers, 3 logistics and parts centers and more than 15,000 employees. Products such as hydraulic excavators, track-type tractors, wheel loaders, motor graders, diesel engines, undercarriage, iron castings, re-manufactured products machinery components and electric power generator sets are manufactured in China.

Caterpillar's Suzhou facility was opened in 2006.

Caterpillar’s Suzhou facility was opened in 2006

 

“Among the 26 facilities in China, the pioneer Caterpillar (Xuzhou) Ltd. and the new bright star Caterpillar (Suzhou) Co. Ltd., are the models.”

 

Photo credit: Caterpillar website

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