Caterpillar is the world's leader in construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. With more than 300 products under 21 brand names, and with a field population of more than 3 million machines and engines, Caterpillar equipment is at work all over the world, on land and at sea. Singapore has played an important role in the company's growth in Asia Pacific and Caterpillar has contributed to the development of world class infrastructure in Singapore.
Active in Singapore since 1920s, Caterpillar first set up operations in the country in 1967 with the opening of its Asia Distribution Centre, which coordinates parts distribution for Cat dealers across Asia Pacific. In 1994, Singapore became Caterpillar's headquarters for Asia Pacific. Today, Caterpillar has a workforce of over 800 in Singapore, representing nearly every part of Caterpillar's business. Together with its dealers and suppliers, there are more than 1,100 people dedicated to Caterpillar's business in Singapore.
"We are delighted to have Singapore as our regional headquarters as we celebrate this milestone. Through the hard work and dedication of our people, and the support of our partners and the Singapore government, we are proud to have delivered valued, quality products, services and solutions to our customers across the region for half a century. We look forward to many more years of growth, innovation and success, as our solutions help deliver the infrastructure and energy that bring higher standards of living across Asia in this exciting age of smart iron with digital technology," said Mr Jeffery Hardee, Singapore Country Manager, Caterpillar Inc., speaking at a Family Day event held at a Caterpillar facility on Tractor Road.
"Our heartiest congratulations to Caterpillar for its 50th anniversary in Singapore. Caterpillar's long history in Singapore is certainly testament to our strength as a leading regional headquarters and logistics hub in Asia. Singapore is proud to play a pivotal role in Caterpillar's growth strategy to capture opportunities in the region," said Mr Tan Kong Hwee, Director of Transport Engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board.