On June 5, 2019, Caterpillar Qingzhou Proving Ground Opening Ceremony was successfully held in Caterpillar Qingzhou facility. As one of the four proving grounds of Caterpillar, Caterpillar Qingzhou Proving Ground belongs to the Earthmoving Division of Caterpillar, providing equipment development, testing, validation, training and demonstration for its new Cat® and SEM products produced in China.
Caterpillar Qingzhou Proving Ground
Fred Istas, Vice President of Caterpillar with responsibility for the Earthmoving Division, attended the opening ceremony. On behalf of Caterpillar, he expressed sincere thanks to the leaders from the CPC Qingzhou Municipal Committee and the Qingzhou Municipal Government, Caterpillar dealers, suppliers and customers for attending this ceremony. “The opening of the Caterpillar Qingzhou Proving Ground will help to speed up the progress of product research and development and improve the quality of products. All these will contribute to helping our customers succeed in doing business,” said Fred. “We are excited for the continuous development that SEM has made across the enterprise such as the expanding of product line, the excellent operation of facility and the development of distribution channel.”
Fred Istas, Vice President of Caterpillar with Responsibility for the Earthmoving Division,
Delivering a Speech on the Ceremony
Xingfu Han, Secretary of the CPC Qingzhou Municipal Committee, also recognized the development of Caterpillar (Qingzhou) Ltd. and the successful completion of the Caterpillar Qingzhou Proving Ground.
Xingfu Han, Secretary of the CPC Qingzhou Municipal Committee, Delivering a Speech on the Ceremony
As a world-renowned company, Caterpillar has a rigorous validation process for new products to ensure the quality and reliability. The opening of the Caterpillar Qingzhou Proving Ground not only demonstrates the commitment and confidence of Caterpillar and the Earthmoving Division for the continued development and investment in the business of Caterpillar (Qingzhou) Ltd., but also means that each SEM machine must go through a more rigorous testing before being put on the market. This showcases Caterpillar’s strict control over the quality of SEM products, and it is also a major measure for SEM to fulfil its quality commitment.
Opening Celebration of Caterpillar Qingzhou Proving Ground
The opening of the Caterpillar Qingzhou Proving Ground will help the SEM product research and development team as well as the manufacturing team to quickly identify and solve problems, accelerate the product development and strengthen the product quality. SEM will be continuously committed to providing available, affordable and supported products and services to customers around the world.