Cats to stay in Australia


The long-term future of Cat trucks in Australia and New Zealand will not be impacted by the recent decision of Caterpillar to discontinue production of its vocational models in North America. Source: AFDJ eNews

North American vocational models have never been available in the Australian and New Zealand markets and are built on an entirely different cab and chassis platform than the CT610 and CT630 on-highway units sold in Australia since 2010.

For Australia and New Zealand, Caterpillar’s announcement to end production of North American vocational models will have no effect whatsoever.

“It is business as usual for Cat truck dealers in Australia and New Zealand,” Glen Sharman, director of sales, marketing and business development said.

“We can assure everyone, particularly current and prospective Cat truck customers, that Caterpillar’s announcement has no bearing on our business in Australia and New Zealand.”