From the Vault

Check back weekly for stories about Caterpillar's history

Our Legacy

The history of Caterpillar is all about doing: creating, building, problem solving, innovating, testing, servicing and improving. Enjoy the ingenious machines from our rich heritage, and more importantly, the people who founded and built the company one breakthrough at a time. Beginning with Benjamin Holt and C. L. Best, the people of Caterpillar have always been – and continue to be – extraordinary.

65 YEARS AT BAUMA MUNICH


Since its inception in 1954, bauma Munich has grown to become the world’s largest construction trade fair, and Caterpillar has been there from the beginning.

Full Story

DEALER SUPPORT

2000 - Cat® dealer providing customer support at the An Tai Bao Mine, China.

See Full Size Image

SELLING IN CHILE

1928 - Caterpillar Twenty track-type tractor advertisement from Chile. We have sold Caterpillar tractors in Chile for over 100 years!

See Full Size Image

ENGINEERING EXCELLANCE

2019 - Over 100 years of Caterpillar innovation at its best! View a sample of our historical engineering drawings going all the way back to the early 1900s.

Watch Video