Caterpillar to open new parts distribution center in Dubai
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US-based construction and mining equipment giant Caterpillar Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. plans to open a new parts distribution center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
A new 450,000 square feet distribution center will be the third facility added to Caterpillar's global service parts distribution network in the last five years. The center will employ between 100 and 120 people and will further strengthen primary after-market parts support in the Africa and Middle East region.
"We are very pleased to be adding the Dubai Distribution Center to our industry leading global parts network," said Steve Larson, Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for parts distribution and logistics, and chairman and president of Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. "With the outstanding product support capability of Cat dealers in the region and the improved parts availability this operation will deliver, we will continue providing customers an unmatched level of after-sale support," he added.
Once operational, the Dubai Distribution Center will increase total warehouse capacity for the EAME network, adding to existing distribution centers in Grimbergen, Johannesburg and Moscow. Operations for the new Dubai Distribution Center are expected to be underway in 2012.