Caterpillar Xuzhou Plant Holds 100,000th Excavator Successful Celebration

On October 10, 2017, Caterpillar (Xuzhou) Co., Ltd., Caterpillar's largest excavator production site, ushered in another important importance as a new generation of Cat® 320 hydraulic excavator slowly went offline. Milestone - The output of hydraulic excavators exceeded 100,000 units.

Caterpillar Xuzhou Plant Holds 100,000th Excavator Successful Celebration

From the 5,000th excavator was offline in 2001, to the 50,000th offline in 2011, and to the 100,000th offline line today, the Caterpillar Xuzhou plant continues to grow. This not only represents a breakthrough in quantity, behind the dazzling number is the commitment to quality and the quest for sustainable development.

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In order to celebrate the successful debut of Caterpillar (Xuzhou) Co., Ltd.'s 100,000th excavator, Caterpillar held a ceremony to mark the production of the 100,000th machine in the Xuzhou factory. Leaders from Caterpillar, industry associations and Xuzhou Economic Development Zone, as well as suppliers, agents and other relevant persons attended the ceremony. The total number of participants was more than 1,700!

It is worth mentioning that the first of thousands of excavator manufacturing facility in Xuzhou, Caterpillar is the latest generation of Cat ® (Carter) 320 hydraulic excavators. This marks the further advancement of Caterpillar's digital strategy in the “Smart Machine Age”, and it will also trigger a wave of “comprehensive to intelligentization” in the construction machinery industry.

In the factory area of ​​Xuzhou, three excavators have danced “Little Swan” and attracted many viewers to watch and take pictures. The scene is very lively. With the official start of the event, successive CEOs of Caterpillar (Xuzhou) Co., Ltd. took office and shared the development stories of the Xuzhou factories they witnessed. Followed by the Xuzhou factory staff tooling show and choral performances, followed by the guests to open the 100,000th excavator off the assembly line.

During the celebration, Mr. Chen Qihua, Caterpillar Global Vice President, Chairman of Caterpillar (China) Investment Co., Ltd. and Mr. Ji Jun, President of China Construction Machinery Industry Association delivered speeches. These inspiring words inspired every Caterpillar employee and strengthened the confidence of customers, agents and suppliers in Caterpillar.

Chairman of Caterpillar (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Chen Qihua

Chen Qihua, chairman of Caterpillar (China) Investment Co., Ltd., said: "Caterpillar (Xuzhou) Co., Ltd. is a business card of Caterpillar in China. Caterpillar has the most advanced production technology and the highest quality products. Caterpillar's original business philosophy and cultural tradition are combined, and today Caterpillar (Xuzhou) Co., Ltd. has become one of Caterpillar's global flagship plants.Our product quality and operating capabilities have reached the world's leading level. , among Caterpillar's global manufacturing system in the forefront.The excavator products manufactured here not only won the recognition and trust of Chinese customers, but also popular in overseas markets, has become a successful example of 'Made in China'.At the same time, Caterpillar (Xuzhou) Co., Ltd. adheres to the concept of sustainable development, adheres to the road of 'smart manufacturing' and 'green manufacturing' and sets a benchmark for smart machinery in the construction machinery industry."

“Since its roots in China for more than 40 years, Caterpillar has always been adhering to common development with local partners and working together to promote industrial progress. In 1996, it was in Xuzhou that we successfully reached a historic agreement with the first Chinese domestic parts supplier. Today, Caterpillar has more than 300 local suppliers in China, and they have made important contributions to the improvement of Caterpillar Xuzhou plant's product quality and market response speed, enabling us to better achieve Customer's long-term commitment."

Offline celebration ceremony

"The Caterpillar company is a leader in the construction machinery industry. It is not only because of its leading position in products and technology, but because Caterpillar adheres to integrity and excellence," said Jun Jun, president of the China Construction Machinery Industry Association. Sustained corporate culture and business philosophy As we all know, the low point faced by the Chinese construction machinery industry in the past few years has brought great challenges to many companies, including Caterpillar's operations. However, Caterpillar always takes customer needs as the The Center pursues product quality, adheres to sustainable development strategies, and develops steadily in the Chinese market. Such persistence and determination are very valuable!”

Activity site

"It is worth mentioning that while improving itself, Caterpillar is committed to promoting the development of the industry. While solidly deploying its own business model, it also engages in the in-depth interaction and cooperation with the majority of construction machinery suppliers, actively sharing the company's advanced Concepts and technologies have promoted the development of the entire industry, and the Association also hopes that in this industry we can see that more foreign-funded companies, like Caterpillar, continue to invest in China and strengthen their localization operations for China. The prosperity of the economy contributes a force."

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In the global economic recovery and the stable development of China's economy, the engineering construction field has also ushered in a new round of development opportunities. From the second half of 2016, the excavator industry ended its year-on-year decline and ushered in a new round of growth. According to industry association forecasts, the excavator industry's sales this year are expected to exceed 120,000 units. The recovery of the industry has brought a new round of development opportunities for industry companies including Caterpillar.

In this context, Caterpillar will always attach importance to and strive to achieve sustainable development in China. We will continue to focus on the advancement of China’s infrastructure construction, energy, and efficient resource utilization. We will leverage Caterpillar's cutting-edge scientific and technological advantages and global resources to actively respond to the “Belt and Road Initiative” to help China's economic sustainable development and promote China's engineering. Machinery industry transformation and upgrading, in order to build a better world, in order to build a beautiful China contribution! (This article comes from Caterpillar)

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