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Caterpillar to Establish Regional Training Center in Dubai

DUBAI/UAE, May 19, 2015 – The technical and sales training center will support over 7,000 Cat dealer technicians in the Africa and Middle East region. Cat’s Vice President names Africa and Middle East an important region for the company.

At an investment of more than $7 million, the approximately 1,700 m2 center will employ about 40 people, mostly high-level technical staff who will primarily be recruited from the region. The training the dealer technicians receive at the new Center in Dubai will help to enhance their skills and knowledge on both product and the latest product support technologies.

“Our Training Center in Dubai is a key part of our plans for the Middle East and Africa and will ensure Caterpillar and our dealers can be relied upon for providing unsurpassed support to our customers.  This is an important region for Caterpillar and we expect to see strong, continued growth for our customers, and we will grow to support that,” commented Nigel Lewis, Caterpillar Vice President.

The Center will also feature a lab for scheduled oil sampling analysis that will help reduce downtime of Caterpillar products in the region. The Center will be located at Caterpillar's Middle East parts distribution center and Regional Sales and Marketing office in Jebel Ali, Dubai.

The Center is expected to be operational in the last quarter of this year.