Caterpillar starts work on regional parts centre

New facility will boost after sales support, company says.
The groundbreaking at CAT's planned regional parts centre.
The groundbreaking at CAT's planned regional parts centre.

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Caterpillar Logistics Services has started construction work on a new regional parts distribution centre in Jafza.

According to a statement, the 450,000 square foot facility will boost the company’s after-market support in the Middle East and Africa region.

Between 100 and 120 people will be employed at the centre, which is being developed as part of an ongoing plan to expand and enhance the Cat Parts distribution network in Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EAME).

“The new Middle East Distribution Center is an important part of Caterpillar’s overall plan to develop the global Cat Parts distribution network further and get parts to dealers and customers faster,” said Steve Larson, chairman and president of Caterpillar Logistics Services.

“We are very pleased to get construction of this new facility underway in Jafza, which we believe is ideally located for our business. It will improve parts availability in the region, contributing to high levels of machine uptime, which is critically important to our customers.”

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