The Business Secretary is expected to arrive in the next few minutes at Caterpillar in Peterlee, County Durham to confirm £3m in research money for the company.
It is part of a £40m fund that Vince Cable is launching, to help businesses make heavy duty vehicles more efficient.
More top news
Sunshine records have been smashed - but it came at a price.
After a record breaking sunny spring - what will the start of June bring for the Tyne Tees region?
Off-duty nurses began treating the patient after he sustained injuries - it's believed he fell from the waterfall into a shallow pool.