Caterpillar Inc.

Industry: Construction, mining and industrial equipment manufacturing.

Location: Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois USA

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At A Glance

For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2010 sales and revenues of $42.588 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services.

Caterpillar's global reach and presence is unmatched in the industry. Caterpillar serves customers in more than 180 countries around the globe with more than 300 products. More than half of the sales are outside the United States. Caterpillar's manufacturing, marketing, logistics, service, R&D and related facilities along with their dealer locations total more than 500 locations worldwide.

Caterpillar Inc. was originally organized as Caterpillar Tractor Co. in 1925 in the State of California. In 1986, the Inc. in Company reorganized as Caterpillar the State of Delaware. It operates in three lines of business: Machinery, which includes the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of construction, mining and forestry, machinery, track and wheel tractors, track and wheel loaders, pipe layers, motor graders, wheel tractor-scrapers, track and wheel excavators, backhoe loaders, log skidders, log loaders, off-highway trucks, articulated trucks, paving products, skid steer loaders, underground mining equipment, tunnel boring equipment and related parts. Also includes logistics services for other companies and the design, manufacture, re-manufacture, maintenance and services of rail-related products.; Engines, which includes the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of engines for Caterpillar machinery, electric power generation systems, locomotives, marine, petroleum, construction, industrial, agricultural and other applications and related parts. Also includes re-manufacturing of Caterpillar engines and a variety of Caterpillar machine and engine components and re-manufacturing services for other companies; and Financial Products, which consists mainly of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (Cat Financial), Caterpillar Insurance Holdings, Inc. (Cat Insurance) and their respective subsidiaries.

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