Caterpillar achieves 5000th tractor milestone in Thailand

The Caterpillar Rayong Thailand Tractors (CRTT) facility covers 21.12 ha of land and has hundreds of employees. On 12 May 2021, CRTT celebrated a major milestone with the production of its 5000th tractor.

The monumental machine is a Cat D8T track-type tractor, which has been shipped to Azerbaijan at the end of May. “This tractor is a demonstration of CRTT’s collective dedication and engagement in delivering on commitments as well as contributing to the business success of the enterprise,” said Caterpillar.  

Cat track-type tractors have been helping customers throughout Southeast Asia in multiple industries for more than five decades. The machines are suitable for use in projects such as road construction, forestry, general construction and mining. Caterpillar asserted that the company is committed to offering customers in Southeast Asia with a wide range of quality products and services that help make progress possible.

Caterpillar began its presence in Thailand over 40 years ago to provide its technical services and product knowledge to the authorised Cat dealer, Metro Machinery. To better serve construction customers, Caterpillar (Thailand) Limited was incorporated in April 1998.

Caterpillar has also made significant investments in its manufacturing footprint in the country, including the construction of two new facilities that began in 2011 in Rayong province. The company’s Underground Mining Facility started production in October 2012, while Rayong Tractor Facility Caterpillar (Thailand) Ltd (CRTT) was established in Hemaraj Rayong Industrial Land in 2012.

CRTT produces medium track-type tractors for many countries worldwide, specifically in Asia Pacific, CIS, Africa and Middle East. In 2021, the facility started supplying the Cat D6 Next Generation track-type tractors to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and North America, making Thailand among the company’s largest manufacturing footprints globally.

CRTT maintains a continuous improvement process that practises safety, quality and velocity improvement to ensure that Caterpillar delivers world-class products consistently to its valued customers. The facility is well-positioned to meet long-term customer demand in the region and beyond.