#ICYMI 2017: Milestones and Anniversaries

December 15, 2017

Every day, all day, there's no shortage of news and information coming at you from all directions. Emails. Social media. Search engines. Online and print newspapers. Magazines and newsletters. And hopefully caterpillar.com!

It's really difficult to keep up with it all, but we've got you covered. We've rounded up the biggest articles about this year’s biggest Caterpillar milestones and anniversaries … in case you missed them when they were first published.

Born in 1967: The D5 Tractor

A new product doesn't just "happen." It's the result of the combined efforts of many Caterpillar people. The D5 Tractor – introduced February 1, 1967 – is a perfect example of this truth. The know-how of hundreds of people went into development and production … resulting in a new tractor with improved serviceability and operator controls. 

The Cat® D10 Dozer: Pushing Forward for 40 Years

A lot of thought goes into designing a legend, so it’s no surprise that the team behind the D10 had something to say about what went into the creation. In fact, the giant dozer was its own kind of engineering feat that yielded impressive results and enthusiastic user responses.  

50 (and 45!) Years Strong: The Committed People at Caterpillar’s Core

This year we celebrated members of our Caterpillar team who have worked here for 50 or 45 years. When asked to share their thoughts on what has made an impact on them during their career, their responses were full of pride. Pride in their work, pride in their teams and pride in what our products and services make possible. We couldn’t be prouder to have these amazing individuals as part of the Caterpillar team. 

The Largest Hydraulic Mining Shovel in Vietnam

Soaring approximately two stories tall – 6.5m height, 10m length and 230 tons weight – the 6020B Hydraulic Mining Shovel (HMS) is now the largest HMS in Vietnam. This Cat 6020B was delivered to the Vietnamese customer Vinacomin for use in the Deo Nai Coal Mine.  

Celebrating 90 Years

2017 marked the 90th anniversary of Solar Turbines. As a partner in the business and in the community, Solar has earned its spot in the industry. Solar is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial gas turbines with more than 15,000 units and 2 billion operating hours in more than 100 countries. With a team of more than 7,000 employees, Solar aims to power the future through sustainable, innovative energy solutions for the next 90 years.

The Amazing 80s: Perkins Is Celebrating Innovation, Enabling Connectivity

At Perkins, unrivalled expertise of diesel and gas engines is built on more than 80 years of history and tradition … 85 years to be exact. Their anniversary was more than a celebration of the past, though. As the world’s largest diesel engine manufacturer, Perkins is looking to the future with smart new technologies and customer-first apps.

The Caterpillar Visitors Center Renamed in Honor of Former Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman

To recognize Doug for his dedication and contributions over his 41-year career, the Caterpillar Visitors Center (CVC) was renamed in Doug’s honor. Visitors can see the new name – Doug Oberhelman Caterpillar Visitors Center – on the downtown Peoria landmark now.   

Caterpillar in Singapore: 5 Decades Focused on Development, Dedication and Community

Caterpillar celebrated its 50th anniversary in Singapore. We’re grateful for the important role Singapore has played in Caterpillar’s growth in Asia Pacific and proud of our contributions to the development of world-class infrastructure in Singapore. What originally started as a distribution centre has grown into a thriving Asia Pacific headquarters. And, since 2006, the Caterpillar Foundation has invested approximately US$1.07 million in Singapore to programs through Foundation partners. 

Decades (and a Century) in Service of Customers

Our distribution partners’ expertise and capabilities have made our network the best in the world – a competitive advantage and differentiator for our products and services.

From Peru to South Africa to North America, our dealers provide expert service and knowledgeable advice – the result of decades in the business. In fact, those decades reached some impressive heights this year. We congratulate these dealers on their many years of fantastic customer support including: Fabick Cat® (100 years!); Ferreyros (95 years); Atlantic Tractors & Equipment (90 years); Barloworld (90 years); Louisiana Machinery (70 years); Cleveland Brothers (70  years); Altorfer (60 years); Metro Machinery (40 years).


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