Caterpillar starts production of dump trucks in Russia


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The company "Caterpillar" starts production of dump trucks in Russia. Today in Tosno (Leningrad region) was officially launched production of trucks 773E. There will be manufactured frame and chassis of the machine capacity up to 60 tons. Body for it will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Novosibirsk. The first such machine today transferred to the customer — the company "Norilsk Nickel".

As the director of the production of transport vehicles Larry Tate "We are not talking about the production of screwdriver Tosno". "There is brewed frame — the foundation of reliability truck — and it suggests that TOSNENSKY experts have reached a very high level of expertise", — He said.

In 2012, scheduled to be released about a hundred of these powerful machines. "But we expect a rapid increase in production and increase it three times in the next few years", — Tate said. The organization of production trucks invested about $ 10 million.

Investments "Caterpillar" plant in Tosno exceeded $ 100 million. The foundation stone of the plant was laid in 1998, and production began in 2000. "Caterpillar" Tosno manufactures components for various types of machines, which are then sent to the assembly plants in Western Europe. He is known as the production of hydraulic excavators model 320T.

The company "Caterpillar" is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial turbines. The company‘s headquarters is located in Peoria, Illinois, USA. Around the world there are about 120 plants of the company. The volume of sales "Caterpillar" in 2011 is expected to 58 billion dollars.

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