Profile: Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N)

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Caterpillar Inc. (Caterpillar), incorporated on March 12, 1986, is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The Company principally operates through its three product segments: Resource Industries, Construction Industries, and Energy & Transportation. The Company also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. It offers its products under the brand names Caterpillar, CAT, design versions of CAT and Caterpillar, Electro-Motive, FG Wilson, MaK, MWM, Perkins, Progress Rail, SEM and Solar Turbines. The Company operates parts distribution centers at various locations, including Morton, Illinois; Arvin, California; Denver, Colorado; Miami, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; St. Paul, Minnesota; Clayton, Ohio; York, Pennsylvania; Waco, Texas; Spokane, Washington; Melbourne, Australia; Grimbergen, Belgium; Piracicaba, Brazil; Shanghai, China; San Luis Potosi, Mexico; Singapore, Republic of Singapore; Moscow, Russia; Johannesburg, South Africa, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its subsidiaries include Caterpillar Life Insurance Company, Cat Financial and Caterpillar Product Services Corporation (CPSC), among others.

Construction Industries

The Company’s Construction Industries segment provides machinery for infrastructure and building construction applications. The Construction Industries segment sells machines to heavy construction, general construction, rental, mining, and quarry and aggregates markets. The Construction Industries segment’s product portfolio includes various machines and related parts, such as backhoe loaders, compact wheel loaders, small track-type tractors, small wheel loaders, track-type loaders, medium track-type tractors, skid steer loaders, mini excavators, select work tools, multi-terrain loaders, small, medium and large track excavators, motor graders, medium wheel loaders, wheel excavators, telehandlers, compact track loaders, pipe layers and mid-tier soil compactors.

The Company competes with Komatsu Ltd., Volvo Group, CNH Industrial N.V., Deere & Company, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd., J.C. Bamford Excavators Ltd., Doosan Infracore Co. Ltd., Hyundai Heavy Industries, Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co. Ltd., Longking Holdings Ltd., Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd., Xiamen XGMA Machinery Co. Ltd., XCMG Group, The Shandong Heavy Industry Group Co., Ltd. and Strong Construction Machinery Co. Ltd.

Resource Industries

The Company’s Resource Industries segment offers machinery for mine and quarry applications.

The Resource Industries segment’s product portfolio includes machines and related parts, such as electric rope shovels, large track-type tractors, wheel tractor scrapers, draglines, large mining trucks, wheel dozers, hydraulic shovels, longwall miners, machinery components, drills, large wheel loaders, electronics and control systems, highwall miners, off-highway trucks, select work tools, hard rock vehicles and articulated trucks.

The Company competes with Komatsu Ltd., Joy Global Inc., Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., Volvo Group, Atlas Copco, Sandvik Mining, Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd., XCMG Group and Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co., Ltd.

Energy & Transportation

The Company’s Energy & Transportation segment offers reciprocating engines, turbines, diesel-electric locomotives, integrated systems and solutions, and related parts. It offers products for a range of industries, such as oil and gas, power generation, industrial and marine applications, as well as rail-related businesses. The Energy & Transportation segment’s product portfolio includes reciprocating engine powered generator sets; reciprocating engines supplied to the industrial industry, as well as Caterpillar machinery; integrated systems used in the electric power generation industry; turbines, centrifugal gas compressors and related services; reciprocating engines and integrated systems and solutions for the marine and oil and gas industries; diesel-electric locomotives and components, and other rail-related products and services.

The Company competes with Cummins Inc., Rolls-Royce Power System AG, GE Oil & Gas, GE Power & Water, Deutz AG, Wartsila Corp, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, Siemens Power & Gas, Rolls-Royce Marine, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Volvo Group, Weichai Power Co., Ltd., Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited, Generac Power Systems, Inc., Kohler Co., Aggreko PLC, GE Transportation, Vossloh AG, Siemens AG and Alstom Transport, and Voestalpine AG.

Financial Products Segment

The Company’s Financial Products segment conducts its business through Cat Financial, a wholly owned finance subsidiary of Caterpillar. Cat Financial’s primary business is to provide retail and wholesale financing alternatives for Caterpillar products. Its retail financing consists of financing of Caterpillar equipment, machinery and engines. Cat Financial also provides financing for vehicles, power generation facilities and marine vessels. In addition to retail financing, Cat Financial provides wholesale financing to Caterpillar dealers and purchases short-term trade receivables from Caterpillar and its subsidiaries. Cat Financial has operations in North America and also has offices and subsidiaries in Asia/Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

The Company competes with Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Inc., General Electric Capital Corporation, Volvo Group, Komatsu Ltd. and John Deere Financial Services, Inc.

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Caterpillar Inc

PEORIA   IL   61629
P: +1309.6751000
F: +1302.6555049

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