CaterpillarAs 2022 winds down, and AEM and its members look ahead to 2023, let's take a look back at some of the most notable AEM Industry Advisor member news headlines from the past 12 months...

Caterpillar to Relocate Global Headquarters to Dallas-Fort Worth Area 

Earlier this year, Caterpillar announced its plans to move its global headquarters to the existing office in Irving, Texas, from its current location in Deerfield, Ilinois. According to Chairman and CEO Jim Umpleby, the move supported the company’s strategy for profitable growth while striving to build a more sustainable world. (Source: Construction Equipment Guide)

LiuGong North America Names New Vice Presidents and Directors 

The organizational enhancements were announced as LiuGong North America advanced its efforts to grow its dealer network and customer base. (Source: Rental Equipment Register)

Komatsu to Expand 'Mother Plant' in Longview, Texas

So as to upgrade and consolidate multiple functions into a single location, Komatsu announced its plans for a significantly expanded office and administration building on its manufacturing campus in The Lone Star State. (Source: International Mining)

Deere Takes ‘Multipronged Approach’ to Secure Supply, Tackle Backlog

Since part constraints created a considerable amount of production backlogs, John Deere announced several long-term agreements with suppliers and took steps to secure supply. (Source: Supply Chain Dive)

Major Leadership Changes at Deutz AG

Toward the beginning of 2022, Deutz AG announced several changes to its senior leadership. Most notable of the changes was the immediate dismissal of Dr. Frank Hiller as Chairman of the company’s Board of Management. Dr. Dietmar Voggenreiter was also elected as the new Chairman of the Deutz Supervisory Board. (Source: Diesel Progress)

Kubota to Build Excavator, Tractor Plants in U.S., India for $2.2 Billion 

Over the summer, Kubota announced its plan to build new factories in the United States and India for construction and agricultural equipment, respectively, investing a total of nearly $2.2 billion by 2030. (Source: Nikkei Asia)

Standing its Ground: Hitachi Stakes its Claim on American Markets

The joint venture between Hitachi Construction Equipment and John Deere ended on March 1. At that point, the former was known as Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas (HCMA). (Source: CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365)

Deere Announces Senior Leadership Changes 

Deere and Company announced that its board of directors elected Ryan Campbell as President of Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems. This senior leadership change was effective May 31, and Campbell succeeded John Stone, who elected to leave the company. (Source: Construction Equipment Guide)

Cummins to Acquire Meritor 

The $3.7 billion acquisition was a major milestone for Cummins, as Meritor is an industry leader and supplier. The deal was also crucial to addressing the challenge of developing economically viable zero carbon solutions for commercial and industrial applications. (Source: Construction Equipment) 

Doosan to Get New Name Following Hyundai Acquisition

After being acquired by Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2021, Doosan Infracore plans to rebrand in 2023 with a new name. This new name is to be announced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. (Source: Equipment World)

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