Caterpillar ( CAT) opened a new parts distribution center in the Lingang Industrial Area in Shanghai. The Shanghai facility currently provides parts for Caterpillar dealers in China, with plans of distributing to Korea and Mongolia dealers by the end of 2006. The center will distribute parts to 34 dealer locations in China and will carry 21,000 parts for Caterpillar machine and engine products. The Peoria, Ill.-based company said that the establishment of the China distribution center positions Cat Logistics to manage aftermarket parts distribution for other companies seeking a presence in the Chinese marketplace. Cat Logistics currently provides integrated logistics solutions for more than 60 global companies.