Caterpillar Inc.

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Caterpillar Inc.
Company typePublic
IndustryHeavy equipment
Financial services
PredecessorC. L. Best
Holt Manufacturing Company
FoundedApril 15, 1925; 98 years ago (1925-04-15)
California, U.S.
FounderC.L. Best
HeadquartersDeerfield, Illinois, U.S.
Area served
Key people
Jim Umpleby (chairman​ & CEO)
Services List
Revenue Decrease US$41.74 billion (2020)[1]
Decrease US$4.55 billion (2020)[1]
Decrease US$2.99 billion (2020)[1]
Total assetsDecrease US$78.32 billion (2020)[1]
Total equityDecrease US$15.33 billion (2020)[1]
Number of employees
97,300 (2020)[2]
Subsidiary List
Footnotes / references

Caterpillar Inc. is an American company that manufactures engines and machinery for mining and construction projects. It also provides insurance and loans for businesses to buy their products. The company is the largest manufacturer of construction machinery in the world.[7] It produces equipment such as excavators, bulldozers and mining trucks.

Caterpillar Inc. is a public company and trades on the NASDAQ under the stock ticker CAT. Caterpillar stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The company was founded on April 15, 1925 in California. It is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

Subsidiaries[change | change source]

Caterpillar owns several smaller companies. Some of these have changed their names and become part of the Caterpillar brand. Others have kept their own name.

Other websites[change | change source]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Caterpillar 2020 SEC Filing" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  2. "Caterpillar 2017 SEC Filing". Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  3. "Caterpillar – About Cat". Caterpillar Inc. 2010. Archived from the original on March 11, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-11. We deliver products, services and technologies in three principal lines of business: Machinery, Engines and Financial Products.
  4. "2009 Form 10-K". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. February 19, 2010. Archived from the original on March 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-23. As of December 31, 2009, we employed 93,813 persons of whom 50,562 were located outside the United States.
  5. Haddock, Keith; Orlemann, Eric (November 11, 2001). Paul Johnson (ed.). Classic Caterpillar Crawlers. St. Paul, Minnesota, United States: MBI Publishing Company. pp. 37–38. ISBN 978-0-7603-0917-9. Retrieved November 6, 2010.
  6. "Caterpillar Inc. 4Q 2010 Earnings Release" (PDF). Caterpillar Inc. January 27, 2011. pp. 15, 36–37, 39. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 3, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-02. Total sales and revenues....42,588
  7. "World's Top 10 Construction Equipment Manufacturers". Construction Kenya. January 3, 2022. Retrieved May 9, 2022.