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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.
2019 - Our customers used more than 100 Cat machines to help construct the Chunnel - which is the only fixed link between Great Britain and the European mainland. We've brought this video out of the archives in celebration of the Channel Tunnel's (or Chunnel's) 25th anniversary.
2019 - Caterpillar’s origin story started on the day the wheels came off. Learn about how Benjamin Holt’s prototype track-type tractor paved the way for Caterpillar machines, and how we provided aftermarket services for the first production-model track-type tractor, No.111.