Caterpillar has a long history in Africa. Our first product sale in the region, a Holt steam tractor, occurred in 1903 in what is known today as Mature, Zimbabwe. Our first dealer was appointed in Tunisia in 1926. Together with our dealers, we continue to support customers today in mining, energy and infrastructure.
Africa has been home to many of the fastest growing economies in the world – creating a need for new buildings, houses and roads, as well as access to abundant energy and clean water, houses and roads, as well as access to abundant energy and clean water.
At Caterpillar, we consider our customers’ success as our own. With an aftermarket parts distribution center in Johannesburg, South Africa, our district offices, family of brands, and independently owned Cat® dealers provide customers in Africa with localized, value-added solutions that help meet current and future needs.