Each week Corporate Heritage Services opens its historical collection to share stories of its people and chronicle nearly 100 years of innovation. Below is a complete compilation of past artifacts, images, stories and videos.
Meet the people from our past who played a part in building our company, one breakthrough at a time. Learn about their inventions and the projects that have made Caterpillar extraordinary.
1954 – A Caterpillar employee working in the Piracicaba, Brazil facility in 1954, the same year the facility opened.
1910 - On August 2, 1910 Benjamin Holt, founder of one of Caterpillar’s parent companies – the Holt Manufacturing Company – registered a trademark for track-type tractors and combine harvesters with the U. S. Patent Office for his company's exclusive use. The trademark was "Caterpillar."
Enjoy stories about Caterpillar’s innovative machines and our rich heritage.
THE CAT® 769
1962 – It has been 60 years since Caterpillar introduced its first off-highway, rear dump truck, the legendary Cat® 769. Learn more about our entrance into the haul truck market, what set the 769 apart, and how it laid the foundation for the off-road trucks of today.
1919 - "Pikes Peak or Bust” was originally the slogan of the pioneers. It’s fitting, therefore, that 100+ years ago a pioneering machine, the Holt Caterpillar 5-Ton tractor, scaled the famous mountain and reached the highest point ever achieved by a dozer.
Since the beginning, Caterpillar has understood the importance of superior parts and services. After all, it’s part of our DNA.
PREDICTING THE FUTURE
2022 – Providing the best service to customers has long been a part of Caterpillar’s history. Join Caterpillar Archivist Lee Fosburgh and host Rusty Dunn to learn about what Caterpillar’s early visionaries pictured for the future of parts delivery and services.