Caterpillar is charting plans to serve other markets from India. The company has said that its Indian operations have become a key part of its global production network now, as local operations have turned international. The company’s engine plant (Hosur) and mining truck operations (Thiruvallur) in Tamil Nadu export over half their production. While locally-produced engines are being shipped to various markets such as the US, Europe and Asia, India-built heavy mining trucks are exported to Asian markets as also Africa.Caterpillar has been making significant manufacturing investments in India since 2008 to grow its presence in the country as also serve the demand in other growth markets. With the latest investments of $212 million in new engine unit and off highway truck capacity expansion, the total investments made in India in the past four years touch $520 million. Of the latest $212 million investments, $150 million is being spent on establishing a manufacturing unit in Aurangabad in Maharashtra to produce Perkins brand of 4000 series engines for electric power applications. This will be the first facility outside the UK for such engine series and about half of the production will be exported.