Research and development at Caterpillar is the means by which we identify, create and perfect the technologies and solutions that help our customers be successful. We invest more than $2 billion each year in research and development. The Caterpillar engineering community around the world powers our research and development efforts.
Caterpillar employs more than 11,000 engineers and over 350 PhD-level scientists and technology experts. We hold more than 15,000 active patents and engineer our products on nearly every continent. No matter what time of day or night, Caterpillar employees are working somewhere in the world to design, simulate, analyze, evaluate and validate products and processes to ensure they will provide the maximum value to customers.
Our research and development footprint reflects Caterpillar’s commitment to provide products and solutions that enable our customers’ success. Regional facilities in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific position technical experts and validation assets where they are needed most to support manufacturing and sales opportunities. These facilities also enable us to attract and hire the best people with deep understanding of customer needs in all markets.
Caterpillar partners with industry, government and academic institutions around the world to leverage world-class expertise and speed up the pace of research and development for the benefit of our customers.Learn More
As soon as you enter one of Caterpillar’s global facilities as an ERDP participant, you hit the ground running. This program is all about developing the next generation of industry leaders and technical experts.Learn More
As you graduate and want to find a place to make your mark, consider that joining Caterpillar means being part of making progress possible around the globe.Learn More