Caterpillar reopens most of its Chinese sites after coronavirus outbreak

Caterpillar reopened most of its facilities in China on Monday 10 February after getting the go-ahead from local government following the coronavirus outbreak.
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / February 12, 2020
By Guy Woodford
The Caterpillar stand at the bauma China 2018 exhibition in Shanghai

The U.S. global off-highway equipment maker heavyweight has multiple facilities in the world’s second-largest economy. 

While none of its factories were in the worst-affected province, the company had delayed their reopening after the Lunar New Year by a week.

China accounts for up to 10% of Caterpillar’s sales.

A company spokesperson is quoted by Reuters news agency saying the manufacturer is following local government direction and monitoring the epidemic’s impact on its dealer network and supply chain.