Daniel Dalton MEP visited the Caterpillar site in Stafford to learn more about diesel engines.
On Friday 27 May, Daniel Dalton, Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands, visited Caterpillar as part of his Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) Fellowship. Mr Dalton is undertaking a Fellowship looking at manufacturing, with an emphasis on companies based in the West Midlands.
During the visit, Mr Dalton was provided with a tour of the facility, which manufactures diesel and gas engines under the Perkins brand. Mr Dalton was also shown how the site has expanded in recent years and the contribution that Caterpillar is making to the wider economy of the West Midlands.
The visit has taken place ahead of the launch of the Red Funnel’s Red Jet 6 in July which is being powered by a Perkins®4.4TWGM diesel engine, and is the first vessel of its kind to be built in the UK. Perkins is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc.
Commenting on the Visit, Daniel Dalton MEP, said:
“I have had a wonderful time with Caterpillar today and found the visit really insightful. This was my first Fellowship visit with the IPT and I am looking forward to many more successful visits facilitated by them.”
Richard Cotterell from Caterpillar added:
“We really enjoyed showing Daniel round today. He is clearly interested in manufacturing, but also the wider issues which feed into the area. It is great to see a local champion of jobs taking such a keen interest in our work.”