Among the distinguished guests were Mrs Denise Johnson, Caterpillar Inc. Group President of Resource Industries, Caterpillar Executives, representatives of its shareholders and Board, numerous customers and local partners, in the presence of the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Professor Christian Kunda.
All discovered this important investment in the DRC through a tour of the facilities. The 3,100 m2 workshops, the 2,200 m2 stores containing 32,072 items as well as the offices have been installed to meet customers’ expectations. Indeed, Caterpillar machines in the mining and construction industries operate intensively and require world-class support that is now available. Rebuilt components will meet Caterpillar specifications and carry the normal warranty, The new facilities include a Component Rebuild Centre (CRC), workshops, a new oil laboratory, a state-of- the-art technology centre and a training centre. Congo Equipment is already training Congolese technical experts, as well as customers. A room with simulators can host training sessions to certify machine operators and limit the risk of accidents and improve efficiency.
Before being invited to share lunch, the guests listened to speeches by the CEO, Mr Deon Heyns, the President of the Mining Sector of Caterpillar Inc. and the Governor’s representative. They then unveiled the inaugural plaque made in copper, created by a local artist. The speakers saluted this new world class facility, which transforms the working environment and the quality of service to customers. Professor Kunda pledged the government’s full support.