JLG Industries Inc is establishing an organisational structure and reorganising manufacturing facilities as it moves to provide a full line-up of telehandlers under the Caterpillar Inc brand.
Under a 20-year agreement, signed in November, the firms created a global strategic alliance calling for JLG-made telehandlers to reach the market exclusively through Cat dealers (Forkliftaction.com News #237
). About 200 dealers have more than 3,100 locations.
A new Caterpillar Alliance Group links sales, marketing, product support and engineering professionals from both companies.
JLG's factory in Maasmechelen, Belgium, will produce Cat models TH220B and TH330B, initially available in August. Available globally, the new models will have lift capacities of 7,000 pounds (3,150 kg) and 8,000 pounds (3,600 kg) and maximum lift heights of 20 feet (six metres) and 24 feet (7.2 metres).
JLG's McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania plant, will manufacture new models TL642, TL943, TL1055 and TL1255, from October. Ranges for those models, available in North and South America, are 6,600 pounds to 12,000 pounds (2,970 kg-5,400 kg) lift capacities and 42 foot to 55 foot (12.6 metres-16.5 metres) maximum lift heights.
Plans call for the JLG operation in Maasmechelen to make three other Cat models - the TH360B, TH560B and TH580B - for distribution in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, a JLG spokesperson said.