Caterpillar expands

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Caterpillar Marine Power Systems (CMPS) is already working on vessel projects for 2009 and beyond, and there is virtually no sign of decline in the markets served by Cat® and MaK marine engines. Caterpillar is recognised for providing superior customer satisfaction. To accommodate the unprecedented demand for marine engines, Caterpillar has made a substantial investment in improved engine and components manufacturing processes. By implementing the Caterpillar Production System, the company will transform its manufacturing systems to set new standards for quality, safety and speed in the industry. Operations and supply chain management will be carried out utilising consistent processes throughout the entire value chain, and customers will benefit from expanded production capacity and reduced lead times. World-wide production Today, Caterpillar operates more than 110 manufacturing locations all around the globe, 10 of which are involved in the production of marine engines. The US-based facilities in Mossville, Illinois; Lafayette, Indiana; Griffin, Georgia; and Greenville, North Carolina develop and manufacture Cat engines for propulsion, auxiliary and generator-set use. Facilities in Gosselies, Belgium; Peterborough, UK (Perkins); and Wimborne, UK (Sabre) focus on smaller Cat highspeed marine engines and generator sets.