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Caterpillar (Qingzhou) Ltd. (CQL), formerly Shandong SEM Machinery Co., Ltd Machinery Co., Ltd. was founded in 1958 and reorganized as a shareholder company in 2003. In 2008, Caterpillar(Qingzhou ) Ltd. became a full acquisition of Caterpillar and today is an important Caterpillar brand supporting the fast growing China customer base. Caterpillar (Qingzhou ) Ltd. is located in Qingzhou City, in eastern Shandong province, which is easily accessible by major highways. 
At a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar, CQL will produce both SEM brand products including wheel loaders, soil compactors, motor graders, track type tractor, landfill compactors & Pavement Machinery components, work tools and “Cat 950 GC”. SEM brand has become one of the machines brands of Caterpillar to support the increasing customers in China construction and engineering industry. To enhance the competitive position in China and other growing markets, Caterpillar has increased the investment and expansion at CQL facility since 2009.  With the support of local government, Caterpillar Qingzhou has acquired the land near the facility to expand capacity of product lines and other key components. In Qingdao, Caterpillar has made huge investment to build the world-class research and development center which has attracted the world’s top researchers and CQL research and development team to continuously develop innovative products according to market demand to meet the requirements of different customers.



Jan.  CQL successfully held the Annual Dealer Meeting 
Mar.  CQL SEM816 LGP won Golden Prize of “China’s Top 50 Construction Machinery Product of the Year” for technology innovation.
Mar.  The grand renaming ceremony of Caterpillar (Qingzhou) Ltd. (CQL for short) was held. 
Feb. SEM successfully made the trial production of its first LNG loader.
Nov. Shandong SEM Machinery Co., Ltd. was officially renamed as Caterpillar (Qingzhou) Ltd.
Jan. 13SEM held the opening ceremony for the new axle box workshop and the foundation laying ceremony.
Mar. President of Caterpillar Douglas visited SEM and presented SEM the “Chairman’s Product Quality Award.”
Mar. President of Caterpillar Douglas cordially met with Qingzhou Municipal Party Secretary Sun Zhongli.
Mar. SEM won first order for garbage compactor from Dandong East Port.
May. SEM made successful trial production of its first wetland bulldozer.
Jul. SEM won Caterpillar’s “CI&GM” Golden Prize for outstanding management.
Aug. SEM held the first “Caterpillar Asia-Pacific Welding Skill Contest”.
Sept. The first “SEM” cup Photo Contest for Transportation Industry was held.
Nov. President of Caterpillar Group Ed Rapp visited SEM.
Nov. SEM held the first “Caterpillar Asia-Pacific Welding Skill Contest”.
Nov. SEM won Caterpillar EHS Prize for outstanding project.
Feb. 6SEM was awarded “Enterprise of the Year 2010” for its outstanding contributions to Qingzhou City, and “Advanced Enterprise in Foreign Trade”.
Feb. 28SEM was awarded “Pilot Enterprise of Weifang City in the Integration of Information and Industrialization” and “Advanced Collective”.
Mar. 17SEM160 transmission began mass production.
Mar. 19The high-end C series second generation product 659C was successfully launched. March 23, the 669C was launched.
Mar. 19SEM delivered structural parts to Caterpillar’s America plant for the first time.
Apr. SEM held product show 2011.
May 28SEM made successful trial production of garbage compactor.
Jun. Vice President of Caterpillar Tom Bluth visited SEM.
Jun. 6SEM road roller products were delivered abroad.
Jul. SEM won the first overseas order from Algeria.
Jul. 20SEM won first order for motor grader.
Jul. 30SEM made successful trial production of motor graders.
Jul. 31SEM finished the 61th road tour activity in Qinghai-Xizang Plateau.
Aug. 4SEM began mass production of SI axle products and the 658C loader was successfully launched.
Aug. SEM Chairman Bai Bo’en was awarded the title “Honored Citizen of Shandong Province” by People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries of Shandong Province.
Sept. SEM won Enterprise Innovation Achievement Award of Weifang City.
Sept. 20SEM 658C loader gained the Indian ARAI certification.
Sept. 22Vice Governor of Shandong Province Wang Suilian visited SEM.
Dec. 23 SEM’s CPS training center passed the authentication.
Nov. SEM held the first Global Dealer Meeting in Beijing. Dealers from 14 countries attended the meeting.
Mar. Vice Governor of Shandong Province Wang Junmin met with President of Caterpillar Owens. The two parties hoped to enhance cooperation in energy-saving, environment protection and recycling fields.
Aug. SEM held the 50th anniversary ceremony. Vice Governor of Shandong Province Cai Limin, Mayor of Weifang City Xu Liquan, CEO of Caterpillar Owens, and Vice Chairman of SEM Wang Chunquan jointly unveiled the Memorial stone for SEM’s 50th anniversary.
Aug. SEM and Weifang College of Education signed the agreement for the training center project. The project will promote the win-win development for SEM and the College and guarantee SEM’s development. It is a long term cooperation project between SEM and the College. It aims to provide a learning center for SEM and its suppliers, dealers and the students and teachers of the College. It will provide the students various kinds of engineering classes with Caterpillar’s existing education resources, including teachers from both Caterpillar University and Weifang College of Education.
Apr.   Governor of Shandong Province Han Yuqun visited SEM. He highly praised SEM for its rapid development after cooperating with Caterpillar, and he also pointed out that SEM should take the opportunities to expand production capacity and speed up the development.
May  Representatives of “Top 100 Enterprises of Weifang City” visited SEM to study 6 sigma management.
Oct. SEM’s new products became focus at the BICES 2007. The SEM 658 loader won Golden Prize.
Feb. 9 Under the support from Caterpillar Mitsubishi, SEM began to implement TPM management.
Dec. SEM made successful trial production of Caterpillar Mitsubishi structural parts. It not only marked the beginning of the cooperation between SEM and Caterpillar Mitsubishi, but also marked that the structural parts produced by SEM reached international level and SEM had the capability of manufacturing world-class parts. It laid the foundation for SEM to implement international strategy and explore overseas markets.
Mar. 22 Sino-Us joint venture Shandong SEM Machinery Co., Ltd. invested by Caterpillar was officially established.
Jun. 2 SEM held the first board meeting. September 2, SEM held the kick-off meeting for the technology cooperation project with Caterpillar, which had significant meaning for SEM’s future product development.
Aug. 28 SEM sent 23 staff to SCM (Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi) to learn new technologies, technological process and 6s management and sorted out the aspects to be improved; In 2006, the company sent the 2nd and the 3rd batch staff to SCM and sorted out the new aspects to be improved.
Oct.   SEM825, SEM956 won first prizes at the 8th BICES.
2003 Signed the Letter of Intent for Cooperation with Caterpillar in Zhuhai
Feb. 24 Issued new management mode, i.e. human-oriented and make everyone the business operator.
1977 Produced the first fixed axle loader in China.