Caterpillar established its first major facility outside the United States more than 60 years ago in the UK. Today, the company employs more than 10,000 people in 20 major facilities.

The UK is one of the largest bases for Caterpillar outside the US, and our UK businesses export a significant portion of their manufactured products to a wide variety of customers and markets. Our products, services and technologies fall into four principal lines of business:

Cat® branded construction equipment made in the UK serve customers in sectors such as earth moving, aggregates, mining, construction, forestry and waste.

Cat® and Perkins® branded diesel and gas engines power our own branded equipment as well as equipment in a wide variety of customer applications including agricultural, materials handling, general industrial, construction, marine and electric power generation. Through our Turner Transmissions business a range of off highway transmissions are also made in the UK.

Electric Power
Our electric power business in Northern Ireland supplies a range of customers with diesel and gas powered generating sets for prime and standby power systems.

Our UK service offering covers industry leading equipment and parts distribution for Caterpillar and third-party businesses. The UK is home to the European headquarters for the Cat Reman business, and Cat Financial Services provides financial support to our customers and dealers. Additionally, our Solar industrial gas turbine business has an important regional base in Aberdeen, Scotland.

In recent months we have added two new businesses in the form of the UK operations of Caterpillar's large mining equipment division and the UK service operations of Caterpillar's Progress Rail Division.

Cat® Dealer
Our UK national dealer is Finning (UK) Limited who sells Cat products across the UK and Ireland to a range of both public and private customers, and provides a wide range of dealer services and support to such entities. Visit


Caterpillar has over 1,000 qualified engineers in the UK engaged in product research and development, and application engineering related activities. Our operations in Peterborough, Leicester, Peterlee and Larne (Northern Ireland) are key product design centres.

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Making a Difference

Caterpillar is socially responsible and environmentally aware. The company is committed to a profitable and sustainable presence in the UK for the long-term benefit of all its stakeholders, not least the communities in which Caterpillar employees live and work.

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Key Facilities

Caterpillar established its first major facility outside the US more than 55 years ago in the UK. The presence of Caterpillar in the UK has grown rapidly in recent years, and is the largest base for Caterpillar outside the States. Here’s a directory of our major UK facilities.

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Caterpillar United Kingdom Fact Sheet

Sustainability Report

Year in Review