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Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar, Inc
Company nameCaterpillar Inc.
Company typePublic
IndustryHeavy equipment
Financial services
PredecessorC. L. Best Tractor Company
Holt Manufacturing Company
FoundedCalifornia, United States (April 15, 1925)
HeadquartersPeoria, Illinois, United States
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleDouglas R. Oberhelman (Chairman and CEO)
ProductsProducts List
  • D11 Bulldozer
  • 345C L Excavator
  • 930G Wheel Loader
  • 797F Haul Truck
  • C13 Diesel Engine
  • ServicesServices List
  • Financing
  • Insurance
  • Maintenance
  • Training
  • Revenue(+) US$ 42.588 billion (2010)
    Operating income(+) US$ 3.963 billion (2010)
    Net income(+) US$ 2.700 billion (2010)
    Total assets(+) US$ 64.020 billion (2010)
    Total equity(+) US$ 10.864 billion (2010)
    Employees132,239 (June 30, 2011)
    SubsidiarySubsidiary List
  • Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
  • Caterpillar Insurance Holdings, Inc.
  • Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc.
  • Caterpillar Marine Power Systems
  • FG Wilson (Engineering) Ltd.
  • Perkins Engines Co. Limited
  • Progress Rail Services Corporation
  • Solar Turbines Incorporated
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    Caterpillar Inc. (Nyse - CAT), also known as "CAT", designs, manufactures, markets and sells machinery and engines and sells financial products and insurance to customers via a worldwide dealer network. Caterpillar is the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. With more than US$70 billion in assets, Caterpillar was ranked number one in its industry and number 44 overall in the 2009 Fortune 500. Caterpillar stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

    Caterpillar Inc. traces its origins to the 1925 merger of the Holt Manufacturing Company and the C. L. Best Tractor Company, creating a new entity, the California based Caterpillar Tractor Company. In 1986, the company re-organized itself as a Delaware corporation under the current name, Caterpillar Inc. Caterpillar's headquarters are located in Peoria, Illinois, United States.

    Caterpillar machinery is recognizable by its trademark "Caterpillar Yellow" livery and the "CAT" logo.

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