Caterpillar - Gosselies, Belgium

Caterpillar – Gosselies, Belgium

Caterpillar – Gosselies, Belgium

 

The factory opened in 1965 and closed at the end of 2017 with a loss of 2000 jobs. It was used for the production of Hydraulic Excavators, Medium Wheel Loaders and components. It was also the Headquarters for CAT Belgium.

Friday 19th Oct 18: Sogepa, the Walloon Region and Thunder Power Electric Vehicle, officially sealed the agreement for the takeover of the Caterpillar Gosselies site. The project aims to develop a production line of small electric cars for the European market. It is hoped that the factory will employ the former skilled CAT workers in the future, with the hope of full production by 2020.