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The history of Caterpillar is all about doing: creating, building, problem solving, innovating, testing, servicing and improving. Enjoy the ingenious machines from our rich heritage, and more importantly, the people who founded and built the company one breakthrough at a time. Beginning with Benjamin Holt and C. L. Best, the people of Caterpillar have always been – and continue to be – extraordinary.
2019 - Metallurgy is one of Caterpillar’s earliest core competencies. Read the history of how Caterpillar metallurgical teams create and develop new technologies and materials to deliver world-class customer value.
2019 - While product design at Caterpillar originated with our founders in the late 1800s, it wasn't until 1958 that a dedicated team was assembled to influence a consistent look and feel across the product lines.