Caterpillar Inc. : The World Wide Leader of Machinery

Caterpillar Inc. was created in 1925 after a merger of the Holt Manufacturing Company and the C. L. Best Tractor Company. Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Along with equipment and machinery, Caterpillar Inc. also sells financial products and insurances to their customers. Caterpillar’s range of products and services has enabled the company to be a Fortune 500, employ over 125,000 people, and meet yearly revenues of over $65 Billion. Caterpillar Inc.’s products include (but are not limited to) Backhoe Loaders, Cold Planers, Draglines, Hydraulic Mining Shovels, Wheel Dozers, Electric Power Generators, Marine Power Systems, and Industrial OEM engines. Their ranges of products are utilized by commercial, business, industrial, and government entities. With their machines being used in many different government contracted projects across the globe, it is very clear that Caterpillar Inc.’s influence is worldwide. Throughout recent years, Caterpillar Inc. machines have been used to help in government projects in countries such as Japan, Philippines, Brazil, Greece, China, Romania, and U.S.A. Some recent project examples include the following:

  • 2006: Caterpillar Inc. played a major part in the construction of the 300-mile-long Entrega Pipeline in the U.S.A.
  • 2008 to 2011: 400 Caterpillar Inc. machines were used to construct a 2,400-kilometer rail line through the Nafud Desert in Saudi Arabia.
  • 2007 to 2014: Over 75 Caterpillar Inc. machines were used in the construction of expanding the Panama Canal.
In 2010, Caterpillar won a $641 million, 10-year contract from the U.S Department of Defense to manufacture 621G wheeled tractor scrapers. These machines will support the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army in construction engineering operations around the world. All machines are set to strict specifications by the U.S. Military. If you require parts for Caterpillar Inc. products or any other NSN-listed part, please browse through ASAP Semiconductor’s specialized website Just NSN-Parts at We stock and distribute a variety of aerospace, computer, and IT parts for all of your procurement needs. For more information or to submit a request for a quote, contact us at


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