Caterpillar Inc


Benjamin Holt and Daniel Best experimented with various forms of steam tractors intended for use in farming. These experiments were conducted separately with different companies in 1890.Then in 1915 the Holt "Caterpillar" track-type tractors were used by the Allies in World War I and in 1925, The Holt Manufacturing Company and the C. L. Best Tractor Co. merged to form the Caterpillar Tractor Co. In 1931, the first Diesel Sixty Tractor rolled off the assembly line in East Peoria, Illinois, with a new efficient source of power for track-type tractors. Since then Caterpillar has grown to be the world's largest manufacturer of medium speed engines, as well as one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-speed diesel engines, with ratings available from 54 to 13,600 hp (40 to 10,000 kW).  

Caterpillar and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. Joined hands in 1963 to form one of the first joint ventures in Japan to include a partial U.S. ownership. Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ltd. started production in 1965 and has been renamed Shin Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ltd., The company is ranked second when it comes to manufacturing of construction and mining equipment in Japan.  

Caterpillar become the first engine manufacturer to offer a complete line of 2004 model year clean diesel engines that were fully compliant and certified by the U.S. Caterpillar's breakthrough in emissions control technology, known as ACERT, is designed to comply with the stringent EPA standards without compromising on performance, reliability or fuel efficiency.  

You'll discover a unique combination of iron and electronics in Caterpillar machines. They are powerful, productive, equipped with the latest in proven information technology. Full lines of systems that will work harder, last longer, and help you move more material at a lower cost.