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Cat® Power Solutions Certified to Meet Local Content Standards in Brazil

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Caterpillar is pleased to announce the RBNA Classification Society has certified the Cat® 3500C diesel electric propulsion generator set packages to meet local content regulations in Brazil.

RBNA, a division of ANP, certified the 3500C products meet in excess of sixty percent local content. As announced previously, Caterpillar expanded operations in Brazil in third quarter 2011 to package marine and oil and gas products in thePiracicaba, Sao   Paulo, Brazil facility.

“As we continue to expand our marine and petroleum operations inBrazil, a central strategic goal we have is to maximize our local content, ” said Gregg Macdonald, Brazil 3500 Program Manager. “Improving our customers’ operations is our top priority and we are pleased to offer high local content solutions that enable our customers to take advantage of business incentives.”

Commonly utilized in Offshore, Inland Water Ways, Tug and Salvage and Cargo  applications, the 3500C diesel electric propulsion generator set packages have a stellar reputation as proven providers of consistent power and reliable performance. In many cases, the 3500 packages assembled inPiracicabaoffer sufficient local content to meet BNDES special financing requirements. All engine ratings are IMO II certified

All products sold inBrazilare backed by Caterpillar’s renowned customer support and the Cat dealer network, which offers round-the-clock service and support at more than 2, 200 dealer locations in 200 countries. Three Cat dealers are conveniently located inBrazil: Sotreq, Marcosa and Pesa to ensure we exceed our customer’s expectations. 

About Caterpillar: For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making progress possible and driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. With 2011 sales and revenues of $60.138 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 also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is available at: http://www.caterpillar.com/.

About Caterpillar Brasil: Located in Piracicaba (SP), Caterpillar Brasil celebrates 56 years of absolute market leadership in the segments it serves.  They have achieved Class A Operational Excellence, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications. The national products line has 40 different machine models, including hydraulic excavators, compactors, wheel loaders, motorgraders, backhoe loaders and track-type tractors. Caterpillar also produces generator sets in the 32 to 750 kVA range, special tools and accessories for its equipments. The company has 5800 employees and is recognized for people management, its socially responsible actions and respect to the environment. In September 2010, the company announced expansion plans of its manufacturing capacity in Brasil, by acquiring a new industrial facility in Campo Largo, Paraná state, which will begin it operations later this year. The company is the main exporter in its industry and the 13th largest in the country. More information is available at: www.caterpillar.com.br

About Caterpillar Global Petroleum: Caterpillar Global Petroleum, with headquarters in Houston, Texas, United States, groups all the sales and service activities for Cat and MaK petroleum power solutions within Caterpillar Inc. Since the 1930s, Caterpillar has manufactured engines for the oilfield and today provides premier power solutions with outputs from 31 to 16, 000 kW.  The sales and service network includes more than 2, 100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to support customers in the drilling, production, well service and gas compression segments. More information is available at: http://www.catoilandgasinfo.com

About Caterpillar Marine Power Systems: Caterpillar Marine Power Systems, with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, groups all the marketing and service activities for Cat and MaK marine power systems within Caterpillar Inc. The organization provides premier power solutions in the medium- and high-speed segments with outputs from 10 to 16, 000  kW in marine power solutions. The sales and service network includes more than 2, 100 dealer locations world-wide dedicated to supporting customers in commercial marine and pleasure craft vessels wherever they are. More information is available at: MARINE.CAT.COM/pr

CAT, CATERPILLAR, their respective logos, MaK, “Caterpillar Yellow”, the “Power Edge” trade dress as well as corporate and product identity used herein, are trademarks of Caterpillar and may not be used without permission.

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