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SEM Launches New Products at BAUMA China 2018
Release time:2018-11-28


SHANGHAI China, November 27 – Caterpillar Inc. launched three new SEM products at BAUMA 2018, including SEM680D Wheel Loader, SEM822D Tract Type Tractor and SEM918 Motor Grader. Qihua Chen, Vice President of Caterpillar; Hamid Lavassani, General Manager of SEM Global Sales and Distribution; Marcio Vieira, SEM Global Product Manager and Luo Wei, SEM China Sales and Distribution Manager attended the ceremony.


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As a new member of SEM wheel loaders, SEM680D is designed to meet customer demands on bigger operating space and higher efficiency. SEM822D is a new generation of D series tractor. It is built with various configurations to deal with different conditions in forests, deserts, mines, etc. The new SEM918 motor grader is equipped with a sensing hydraulic system to simplify the operation and lower fuel consumptions. 


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On the ceremony, Mr. Qihua Chen said, “we look forward to continuously growing our business in China, by doing the work with our partners.  And I do believe, SEM as a Caterpillar brand, will have significant growth to support our customers build a better world.” Hamid Lavassani noted “With the support of Caterpillar, SEM will continue to develop new products based on customer demands and deliver affordable, available and supported machines to customers”. The first SEM918 motor grader was delivered to a customer during the event. Qihua and Hamid handed over the key and machine model to the owner.


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2018 SEM Operator Challenge Season II was held from October 19 to November 12. The campaign also successfully concluded at the trade show. The three operator champions, who respectively won the national competition of wheel loader, tractor and motor grader, were invited to the new products launch ceremony.  They unveiled the three new SEM products together with Caterpillar leaders.


BAUMA China is held every two years. It is Asia’s largest and most renowned trade show in the construction machinery industry. Caterpillar displayed more than 30 state-of-the-art machines under the CAT and SEM brands at BAUMA China 2018.


About Caterpillar

 

 

For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2017 sales and revenues of $45.462 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial

 

Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.

 

 

About Caterpillar (Qingzhou) Ltd. and SEM

 

About Caterpillar (Qingzhou) Ltd.

 

Caterpillar (Qingzhou) Ltd. (CQL), formerly Shandong SEM Machinery Co., Ltd. was founded in 1958 and reorganized as a shareholder company in 2003. In 2008, Caterpillar (Qingzhou ) Ltd. became a full acquisition of Caterpillar and today is an important Caterpillar brand supporting the fast growing demands from China and worldwide. Caterpillar (Qingzhou ) Ltd. is located in Qingzhou City, eastern Shandong province, which is easily accessible by major highways. 

 

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar, CQL produces both SEM and Cat® products. SEM is one of the key product brands of Caterpillar and its product portfolio includes wheel loaders, soil compactors, motor graders and track type tractor. To meet the increasing demands of global customers, Caterpillar has increased the investment and made expansion at CQL facility since 2009.  In Qingdao, Caterpillar set up a world-class research and development center with experienced engineers from Caterpillar global R&D networks to continuously develop innovative products to meet the requirements of customers from all over the world.

 

In China, SEM machines are sold through a network of over 60 SEM dealers, owned and operated by local entrepreneurs. In markets outside of China, the products are sold exclusively through Caterpillar dealerships with dedicated SEM channels, covering more than 90 countries. Key export markets for SEM machines include Asia Pacific, Latin America, CIS, and Africa and Middle East.



About SEM

Shandong Engineering Machinery Co. Ltd. manufactured SEM branded wheel loaders in China for more than 60 years and became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar in

 

 

2008. In 2013, the Shandong Engineering Machinery Co. Ltd. transitioned to Caterpillar (Qingzhou) Ltd. and continues to produce SEM branded products.

 

As an important strategic brand of Caterpillar, SEM has its own brand proposition, distribution channels, marketing strategy and product support. The SEM brand of wheel loaders, soil compactors, motor graders and track-type tractors are targeted to meet customers’ needs in China and overseas markets. SEM products meet or exceed regional industry requirements for quality and reliability.

 

In China, SEM machines are sold through a network of over 60 SEM dealers, owned and operated by local entrepreneurs. In markets outside of China, the products are sold exclusively through Caterpillar dealerships with dedicated SEM channels, covering more than 90 countries. Key export markets for SEM machines include Asia Pacific, Latin America, CIS, and Africa and Middle East.

SEM is striving to provide Affordable, Available, Supported products and services to customers globally. 

 

Caterpillar (Qingzhou) Ltd. and SEM Media Contact:


Siye Zhu

SEM Global Marketing

+86 10 5921 0428

Zhu_siye@cat.com


Angela Hu
SEM Global Marketing
+86 10 5921 0156
Hu_Angela_H@cat.com



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