Innovation

A Legacy of Customer Focus

Caterpillar was founded by two innovators from the agriculture industry, Benjamin Holt and Daniel Best, whose mission was to provide better solutions for their customers' business needs. Both were among the first to introduce steam- and gasoline-powered farm equipment. After joining forces to form Caterpillar, they were first to market with diesel-powered track-type tractors. Over the years, Caterpillar people have followed in our founders' footsteps, introducing breakthrough solutions in turbo charging technology, electronic controls, fuel systems, drive systems and more for the purpose of enhancing our customers' success.