Caterpillar in the U.K.

Caterpillar established its first major facility outside the United States more than 60 years ago in the United Kingdom. Today, the company employs over 10,000 people in the U.K.  Our U.K. workforce represents nearly every part of Caterpillar’s business, including marketing and sales, manufacturing, parts distribution and remanufacturing and services.

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.  Major industries served by Caterpillar in the U.K. include mining, marine, construction, industrial, quarry and aggregates and electric power.

Primary Locations

Key Offices


Key Offices: Peterborough



Components: Skinningrove


Desford, Stockon, Peterlee, Larne, Peterborough, Sandiacre, South Queensferry, Springvale, Stafford, Wimborne


Articulated Truck, Durham, England, UK


Cat 950k Wheel Loader, Newport, South Wales, Wales, UK


FG Wilson, Shropham, Norfolk, England, UK


Caterpillar Twenty-Five Tractor and Allsteel backfiller King's Lynn, North Norfolk, England, UK

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Cat 950k Wheel Loader on jobsite
FG Wilson team in parts area
Caterpillar Twenty-Five Tractor on jobsite



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.

Electric Power

The Electric Power business in Northern Ireland designs and manufactures power solutions for key business sectors including data centers, construction, mining, healthcare, utilities and other industries.


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.

CAT® Products

The Cat equipment product line, consisting of more than 300 machines, sets the standard for our industry.

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Caterpillar in the UK

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