Enterprise Strategy

Our Purpose

For over 90 years, our products and services have helped improve the lives of people around the world. Our customers use our products to build the basic infrastructure that enables higher standards of living so that people have access to water, electricity, roads, bridges, hospitals, schools and so much more. Today, we’re articulating that through a purpose statement that reminds all of us — our employees, partners and customers around the world — of how we unite around a common cause each day.

Our Legacy of Building a Better World

Look around our world and you will see countless examples of how Caterpillar solutions have been building the world in which we live today, among them:

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Completing the Hoover Dam

Commencing construction of 70,000+ U.S. highway miles

Widening the Panama Canal

Supplying power for the Apollo 11 moon mission

Laying pipe for China’s first oil pipeline

Constructing the Ataturk Dam in Turkey

Building Kansai Airport in Osaka, Japan

Constructing the world’s longest earthen seawall in South Korea

Performing coastal reclamation in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Launching solar Microgrid technology, a renewable energy solution