How many game-changing, world-building projects has Caterpillar contributed to in the past 95 years? Take a glimpse at our history – you’ll see a lot.
From building cities, to powering space missions to developing skills programs, Caterpillar, our dealers and customers have been there. And, we’ve got some amazing historical pictures that tell stories better than words. We’ve rounded up some of the year’s best history stories showcasing our people and products. Take a minute to look back on a few favorite moments!
We celebrated our 95-year milestone and rich history of doing the work.
Our company is built on more than 100 years of product support.
The rubber-tired, self-propelled scraper offered heavy construction contractors a complete equipment package to meet needs in each zone of operations.
The first Cat® No. 583 pipelayer was introduced to the public in Los Angeles in 1955.
We celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Cat dozer blade.
Co-founder Benjamin Holt registered the trademark “Caterpillar” on August 2, 1910.
The San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906 ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time.Learn More
Our people have always risen to the challenge that lies before us.Learn More
On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the Caterpillar women who kept the home fires burning (and the factories churning) during WWII.Learn More
Against all odds, meet the man who guided the company through an historic time.Learn More
Caterpillar in the 1980s and 1990s
Caterpillar in the 1970s
Caterpillar in the 1960s
Caterpillar in the 1950s
Caterpillar in the 1940s
Caterpillar in the 1930s
Caterpillar in the 1920s