For more than 85 years Caterpillar Inc. has been a leader in building the world’s infrastructure.
Established in 1925 in Peoria, Illinois, USA, today the company is the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, engines, generator sets and industrial gas turbines. For 6 consecutive years now, the Caterpillar brand has been on the Top 100 Global Brands list of Interbrand. Coming in at number 68 in 2008, Caterpillar recorded an increase of 5% in its value. Actually, Caterpillar is the only brand related to construction and mining industry which is on this list.
CAT’s portfolio comprises over 320 machine models and is among the most comprehensive ones in this field. Caterpillar products and components are manufactured in 50 U.S. facilities and in over 60 other locations around the globe. Caterpillar plants in Europe are in Belgium, France and the UK. CAT equipment is a synonym of quality, reliability, durability and extreme resistance even in the toughest conditions. It is perceived as one of the most efficient and highly productive in the world.
Caterpillar’s biggest Parts Distribution Center outside the U.S. is located in Grimbergen, Belgium and occupies an area of 22 hectares. The availability of spare parts is 94 to 96% for over 250,000 line items and the Center ships over 300 tons of parts daily. The Center is fully computerized and makes deliveries to all dealers of the company, which are more than 200 all over the world.