Caterpillar Inc. has announced plans to open a new remanufacturing facility in Singapore. The site will serve as the regional source for remanufactured major components, including mining truck engines, transmissions, final drives, and torque converters. The facility in Singapore will expand Caterpillar's current remanufacturing operations in the Asia-Pacific region, which include an existing Caterpillar facility in Shanghai, China. The new 20,000-m² (215,278-ft²) plant will support an expanded product portfolio for the mining market in Asia. The facility is expected to be fully operational by mid-2010. Construction will begin in the fourth quarter of this year.