Caterpillar Launches New 1100 kVA Diesel Generator Set for Stationary Standby Applications that will be manufactured in India

For AME and AP Release: September 1, 2020 
Release Number: LEXE1735

DEERFIELD, IL –Caterpillar Inc. today announced the introduction of the Cat® DE1100 GC diesel generator set. Designed exclusively for use in stationary standby applications and engineered to Caterpillar’s high standards for quality and productivity, the DE1100 GC offers excellent customer value by delivering performance and reliability with best-in-class support from the Cat dealer network.

Configured with options for stationary standby 50 Hz applications, the DE1100 GC conforms to ISO 8528-5 G3 transient response and load acceptance requirements, while the Cat control panel ensures reliable generator set operation, providing extensive information regarding power output and engine operation.

The DE1100 GC, designed for the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific markets, will be manufactured locally at the Caterpillar facility in Hosur, India. Producing the product closer to customer markets can significantly reduce the lead time to job site by up to 39%.

The Cat DE1100 GC generator set includes Caterpillar’s customary two-year warranty for standby power solutions, with options available for flexible extended service contracts.

“Customers with standby power needs are seeking systems with an optimised combination of capabilities that deliver the productivity and dependability they need while minimising their initial purchasing and installation costs.” said Jason Kaiser, General Manager for Caterpillar Retail Electric Power Solutions.  

“By offering only options that customers value in stationary standby applications and selecting the best place for manufacturing this product  to support our customers, we have been able to significantly improve both product availability and affordability providing a lower installed $ per kVA for standby power customers.”

Caterpillar delivers innovative power systems engineered for performance, durability, reliability and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorised service and dealer network. In addition, dealer service technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.

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