10. Caterpillar (NI)
Managing Director: Robert Kennedy
Pre-tax loss: -£5.0m
Caterpillar (NI) Limited is Europe’s largest manufacturer of diesel & gas generator sets and provider of power generating solutions. Formerly FG Wilson (Engineering), the company changed its name earlier this year, creating a more visible link with its parent group. FG Wilson was acquired by Caterpillar in 1999 and is now an integral part of Caterpillar's Electric Power Division.
The company has a product portfolio of quality generator sets which provide reliable power around the world. Design, manufacturing and sales activities are undertaken locally in Northern Ireland at four locations: Larne, Monkstown and two facilities at the Springvale Industrial Park in Belfast. These Northern Ireland operations are the largest in the Electric Power Division portfolio and provide technical and operational support to other Electric Power facilities in China, Brazil, USA and India.
In addition to major manufacturing operations, Caterpillar (NI) Limited is also home to a number of other business functions such as Sales and Marketing, Legal Services and the recently announced expansion of Shared Services.
It created 200 administrative jobs at its Springvale site earlier this year. But in September 2012 it announced plans to make 760 people redundant across three sites, mostly in the engineering division.
Old Glenarm Road,
Tel: 028 2826 1000