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Caterpillar Announces Opening of Two New Facilities in Tongzhou, Jiangsu Province



   Caterpillar Announces Opening of Two New Facilities in Tongzhou, Jiangsu
                                   Province

New large wheel loader facility and proving ground help meet customer needs in
China and other growth markets

PR Newswire

TONGZHOU, Jiangsu Province, China, Jan. 9, 2013

TONGZHOU, Jiangsu Province, China, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caterpillar
Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced the joint opening of a state-of-the-art
proving ground and a large wheel loader manufacturing facility in Tongzhou,
Jiangsu Province. 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 (APPG) provides validation and product development services for
Cat® machinery produced in the region. The large wheel loader manufacturing
facility is designed to suit the needs and requirements for quarry and mining
applications in China and growth markets. The Cat® 986 large wheel loader,
which is produced at the large wheel loader facility, was designed at
Caterpillar's Wuxi R&D center and validated by the APPG.

"Caterpillar takes a long-term view of the market in China, and our focus on
product development here will enable our strategy to win in China," said Steve
Wunning, Caterpillar group president with responsibility for Resource
Industries. "As we expand our portfolio of locally designed and produced
machines in China, Caterpillar is better positioned to serve our customers in
China and around the globe."

The Cat 986 large wheel loader is the first Cat machine designed, validated
and built in China specifically for China and global markets. The machine was
displayed at the recently concluded bauma China 2012, the most renowned trade
show in the construction industry in China. Featuring the largest exhibit ever
for the company, Caterpillar displayed nearly 50 machines and engines at bauma
China in Shanghai, including a Tier 3 C7.1 ACERT Industrial Power Unit, which
was also developed at the Caterpillar Wuxi R&D center and validated in various
machines by the APPG. 

Strategically located in Tongzhou at the mouth of the Yangtze River to the
East Sea, the Tongzhou site provides a logistics advantage in terms of
shipping machines from the Asia Pacific region and from inland China to the
APPG for testing, and ultimately, the shipping of complete machines to
marketplaces in China and around the world. In addition, the Tongzhou site is
located near several of Caterpillar's existing manufacturing facilities in
China, as well as the majority of the company's existing supply base in China.

With these new facilities in operation, Caterpillar now has 23 existing
manufacturing facilities, four new facilities under construction, four R&D
centers and three logistics and parts centers, employing more than 15,000
people across the country.

"This is a new important step as Caterpillar continues to systematically
strengthen its business model in China," said Qihua Chen, Caterpillar vice
president with responsibility for China Operations and China country manager.
"Caterpillar is committed to enabling customer success by providing the lowest
owning and operating costs in the industry. We support our customers in China
that take part in infrastructure development, energy production and resources
utilization."

About Caterpillar:
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress
possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2011 sales and
revenues of $60.138 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer
of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines,
industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a
leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar
Remanufacturing Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is
available at: http://www.caterpillar.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release relate to future events and
expectations and are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Words such as "believe,"
"estimate," "will be," "will," "would," "expect," "anticipate," "plan,"
"project," "intend," "could," "should" or other similar words or expressions
often identify forward-looking statements.  All statements other than
statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including,
without limitation, statements regarding our outlook, projections, forecasts
or trend descriptions. These statements do not guarantee future performance,
and we do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements.

Caterpillar's actual results may differ materially from those described or
implied in our forward-looking statements based on a number of factors,
including, but not limited to: (i) global economic conditions and economic
conditions in the industries and markets we serve; (ii) government monetary or
fiscal policies and infrastructure spending; (iii) commodity or component
price increases and/or limited availability of raw materials and component
products, including steel; (iv) our and our customers', dealers' and
suppliers' ability to access and manage liquidity; (v) political and economic
risks and instability, including national or international conflicts and civil
unrest; (vi) our and Cat Financial's ability to: maintain credit ratings,
avoid material increases in borrowing costs, and access capital markets;
(vii) the financial condition and credit worthiness of Cat Financial's
customers; (viii) inability to realize expected benefits from acquisitions and
divestitures, including the acquisition of Bucyrus International, Inc.;
(ix) international trade and investment policies; (x) challenges related to
Tier 4 emissions compliance; (xi) market acceptance of our products and
services; (xii) changes in the competitive environment, including market
share, pricing and geographic and product mix of sales; (xiii) successful
implementation of capacity expansion projects, cost reduction initiatives and
efficiency or productivity initiatives, including the Caterpillar Production
System; (xiv) sourcing practices of our dealers or original equipment
manufacturers; (xv) compliance with environmental laws and regulations;
(xvi) alleged or actual violations of trade or anti-corruption laws and
regulations; (xvii) additional tax expense or exposure; (xviii) currency
fluctuations; (xix) our or Cat Financial's compliance with financial
covenants; (xx) increased pension plan funding obligations; (xxi) union
disputes or other employee relations issues; (xxii) significant legal
proceedings, claims, lawsuits or investigations; (xxiii) compliance
requirements imposed if carbon emissions legislation and/or regulations are
adopted; (xxiv) changes in accounting standards; (xxv) failure or breach of IT
security; (xxvi) adverse effects of natural disasters; and (xxvii) other
factors described in more detail under "Item 1A.  Risk Factors" in our
Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 21, 2012 for the year ended
December 31, 2011.  This filing is available on our website at
www.caterpillar.com/secfilings.

SOURCE Caterpillar Inc.

Website: http://www.caterpillar.com
Contact: Jim Dugan, Global Government & Corporate Affairs, +1-309-494-4100,
dugan_jim@cat.com, or Penny Wu, Corporate Affairs, +86 10 5921 1422,
Wu_Penny@cat.com
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