All in a Day’s Work

With customers, products and services at work in every corner of the world, we celebrate milestones and accomplishments just about every day. It’s all in a day’s work – meeting the needs of our customers and giving back to the communities where we live and work.

As we wrap 2019, it’s nice to look back at milestones and anniversaries we celebrated in 2019. We can’t wait to see what’s ahead in 2020!

Brand & Company

No. 76: A Best Global Brand

For the 18th consecutive year, Caterpillar was ranked as one of Interbrand’s top 100 Best Global Brands. We came in at No. 76 with a value of $6.791 billion. 

90 Years on the NYSE

Caterpillar celebrated 9 decades of being publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

2019 International Executive of the Year

Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Jim Umpleby was named 2019 International Executive of the Year by The Executives’ Club of Chicago.

No. 28: World's Most Reputable Companies

Caterpillar made the Forbes 2019 list of the World’s Most Reputable Companies for Corporate Responsibility.

No. 43: World’s Most Admired Companies

Caterpillar is listed as No. 43 on the 2019 Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies and  No. 58 on the list of Fortune 500 companies.



Products & Services

30 Years and 30K Vibratory Rollers

Our Paving team celebrated 30 years and the production of the 30,000th small vibratory roller. How did we celebrate? With the Feelin' Lucky sweepstakes.  

1K Titan 130 Gas Turbines Installed

Our Solar Turbines team celebrated the 1,000th Titan 130 gas turbine installation. This engine has seen action around the globe for more than 20 years.

2.5K Gas Turbine Installations for CoGen Applications

Our Solar Turbines team installed the 2,500th gas turbine for cogeneration applications. These units help power universities, hospitals and industrial facilities all over the world.

Production of the 50K Mini HEX

Our Building & Construction Products, Athens, Georgia team celebrated the 50,000th Mini Hydraulic Excavator (HEX).

Legend: 100 Years of the Caterpillar Sixty

One hundred years ago – just outside of Oakland, California – a legend was born. Its engineering innovations can be found in the DNA of today’s Cat® dozers. 

80 Years Ago, Caterpillar Manufactured the First Diesel Truck Engine

Despite their weight and relatively slow speed, some early Cat® engines found their way into trucks. In 1939, the company introduced a diesel engine designed specifically for truck use. The six-cylinder D468 rated 90 hp (67 kW) at 1800 rpm ran all day on $5 worth of fuel. Advantages of diesel power then were similar to that of today – less maintenance, longer life, and less fuel consumption compared to gasoline engines.

1 Million Contracts

Our Cat Financial team booked its one-millionth U.S. contract in 2019.

1 Million Inspections

The Cat Inspect team celebrated logging one million inspections on the app.

Manufacturing & Growth

Torreon Celebrated 20 Years of Manufacturing Success

Since 1999, the Torreón, Mexico team has been dedicated to making the best products, working together and positively impacting their community. 

Sanford Celebrated 20 Years of Growth and Global Success

With over 1,300 amazing employees, 300,000+ machines produced and an incredible spirit of community, there are a lot of reasons to celebrate this mega milestone.

Sheffield Rail Facility Rail Celebrated 100 Years

Our Progress Rail Sheffield, U.K., team celebrated the 100th anniversary of the facility – where they manufacture switches and crossings.

Two Cat® dealers celebrated legacies and anniversaries that date back over 100 years.

A lot happens in a year. Check out our 2019 In Case You Missed It series to view highlights.

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