Caterpillar Japan Ltd. acquires Cat Tohoku

By WEEK Producer

Caterpillar Japan Ltd. acquires Cat Tohoku

March 1, 2012 Updated Mar 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM CDT

TOKYO --  A day after Caterpillar became the sole owner of Caterpillar Japan Ltd. comes news that CJL has acquired Caterpillar Tohoku Ltd.

The acquisition becomes effective March 1.

Caterpillar said the move comes as Caterpillar Japan restructures its distribution network in the country.  The goal, said Big Yellow, is to enhance service to customers by providing the highest quality products.

Cat Tohoku was independently owned and operate for more than 40 years.  The company is based in the Japanese territory of Tokoku.

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