Caterpillar established its first major facility outside the United States more than 60 years ago in the United Kingdom. Today, the company employs more than 10,000 people in 19 major facilities.
The U.K. is one of the largest bases for Caterpillar outside the U.S., and our U.K. businesses export a significant portion of their manufactured products to a wide variety of customers and markets.
Cat® branded construction equipment made in the U.K. serve customers in sectors such as earthmoving, aggregates, mining, construction, forestry and waste.
Cat® and Perkins® branded diesel and gas engines power our own branded equipment as well as equipment in a wide variety of customer applications including agricultural, materials handling, general industrial, construction, marine and electric power generation. A range of off highway transmissions are also made in the U.K. through our Turner Transmissions business.
Global Power Solutions
Our global power business in Northern Ireland supplies a range of customers with diesel and gas powered generating sets for prime and standby power systems.
Our U.K. service offering covers industry leading equipment and parts distribution for Caterpillar and third-party businesses. The U.K. is home to the European headquarters for the Cat® Reman business and Caterpillar Financial Services which provides financial support to our customers and dealers. Additionally, Caterpillar's large mining equipment division and the U.K. service operations of Caterpillar's Progress Rail Division also form part of the U.K. business.
Caterpillar has over 1,000 qualified engineers in the U.K. engaged in product research and development, and application engineering related activities. Our operations in Peterborough, Leicester, Peterlee and Larne (Northern Ireland) are key product design centres.Learn More
Caterpillar is socially responsible and environmentally aware. The company is committed to a profitable and sustainable presence in the U.K. for the long-term benefit of all its stakeholders, not least the communities in which Caterpillar employees live and work.Learn More
Caterpillar established its first major facility outside the U.S. more than 55 years ago in the U.K. The presence of Caterpillar in the U.K. has grown rapidly in recent years, and is the largest base for Caterpillar outside the United States. Here’s a directory of our major U.K. facilities.Learn More