Caterpillar to make trucks in India

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Caterpillar will produce higher capacity off-highway trucks in India, claim industry sources. Drawing attention to the company showcasing Cat 773E and 777E off-highway trucks at the International Mining & Machinery Exhibition (IMME) at Kolkata, sources add that the off-highway trucks will be made at the company’s production facility at Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu. Of the two dump trucks, Cat 777E is a new offering, and rated at 97.98-tonne capacity. Present in India since the 1930s, and providing employment to over 10,000 people, Caterpillar is already known to manufacture 60 and 100-tonne off-highway trucks in India for the domestic and export markets. The company recently introduced a 240-tonne mining truck in India. In India, Caterpillar has alo invested in an engineering design, technology and innovation center. Said to be investing in India to increase capacity, Caterpillar has manufacturing facilities at Hosur, Pondicherry and Aurangabad apart from Thiruvallur.