Caterpillar in Mexico

Caterpillar has been a part of Mexico’s growth since one of our predecessor company, the Holt Manufacturing Company, sold its first product in Mexico in 1897. Together with our local Cat® dealers, we support customers in numerous applications including mining and agriculture.  

Caterpillar opened the first facility in Mexico in 1962. Today, our Mexico facilities include parts distribution, remanufacturing, components and manufacturing operations in mining, general construction, road construction, oil and gas and power applications.

Cat Financial, Progress Rail and Solar Turbines have a presence in Mexico to support local customers.

Primary Locations

Key Offices

Key Offices:

Parts Distribution

Parts Distribution: 
San Luis Potosi


Ramos Arizpe


 Nuevo Laredo


Torreon, Acuna, Monterrey, Reynosa, San Luis Potosi, Tijuana


In 1909, a Holt 45 track-type tractor was the first “Caterpillar” sold in Mexico.


The Caterpillar Monterrey facility

Holt 45 Track-Type Tractor in field
Outside of Caterpillar Monterrey facility

Our Mexico team is known as a highly engaged team with a passion for social responsibility, the environment and producing high quality products and services for our customers.

In Mexico, sustainability is our commitment to building a better country and a better world. Sustainability is part of who we are and what we do every single day. Through numerous investments and volunteer hours, Caterpillar Mexico cares about the quality of life, the welfare of our community and the economic growth of our country.

Our Legacy: Caterpillar and Mexico

  • In 1897, the Holt Manufacturing Company, one of Caterpillar’s predecessor companies, sold its first product in Mexico.  It was a combine harvester.

  • In 1909, a Holt 45 track-type tractor (serial number 1065) was the first “Caterpillar” sold in Mexico. The customer was the Huasteca Petroleum of Mexico. The machine cost $4,000.

  • In 1925, the Beaumont Export & Import Co. was appointed Caterpillar’s first dealer in Mexico. By early 1926, who other dealers were appointed in country: W.K. Holt (Mexico City) and the Mexico Arizona Trading Co. (Nogales).


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