Caterpillar Inc. recently opened its 23,000-m2 (247,570-ft2) powertrain facility in Wuxi to produce axles, transmissions, and final drives for use in a range of Caterpillar earthmoving and mining machinery. The company also has completed a 17,000-m2 (183,000-ft2) expansion at an existing component facility in Wuxi to produce hydraulic cylinders for Caterpillar machines. Both facilities are part of Caterpillar's Advanced Components & Systems Division, which designs and manufactures technologically advanced components for Caterpillar machines and customers around the world. With the opening of the new powertrain operation, Caterpillar now has 24 manufacturing facilities in China in addition to four R&D centers and three logistics and parts centers. The company has more than 15,000 employees in China.