Caterpillar opens new parts distribution center in Mexico

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Updated Apr 11, 2012

Caterpillar Logistics Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., announced the addition of a new parts distribution center in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The 500,000-square-foot facility will employ up to 150 people and is expected to be operational mid-2013. The company says this investment represents the first of many aimed at enhancing parts distribution operations in Central and South America.

The Mexico facility will be the sixth new parts distribution center in the modernization plan and will join new facilities in Central California; Clayton, Ohio; Spokane, Wash.; Waco, Texas; and Dubai, UAE. The added facilities represent nearly four million square feet of increased capacity to the overall distribution network, according to the company.

In addition to these new facilities, there also are capacity expansion projects under way at existing Cat Logistics facilities in Atlanta; Grimbergen, Belgium; Melbourne, Australia; and Shanghai, China. All of these facilities are leveraging common systems and processes in addition to service parts management, a global solution that replaces multiple legacy software systems supporting the Cat parts network.

“We are pleased to reach the next stage of our multiyear expansion, and this facility will further enable us to meet the significant growth in this region now and in the future,” says Steve Larson, vice president of Caterpillar Inc. and chairman and president of Cat Logistics. “Our investments in state-of-the-art technology and processes have one purpose – ensuring that Caterpillar and Cat dealers support our customers’ success better than anyone else.”