Who we are

Since its inception in 1925, Caterpillar has been building the world's infrastructure. Our organisation has grown to be the world's leading manufacturer of Construction and Mining Equipment and a leading global supplier of diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines.

We are a global company, with hundreds of locations worldwide to serve and support our customer base, and respond quickly to their needs. Caterpillar manufactures more than 300 products in 23 countries and serves customers in over 190 countries worldwide.

Caterpillar established its first major facility outside the United States more than 60 years ago in the United Kingdom. Today, the company employs over 10,000 people in the U.K.  Our U.K. workforce represents nearly every part of Caterpillar’s business, including marketing and sales, manufacturing, parts distribution and remanufacturing and services.

The U.K. is one of the largest bases for Caterpillar outside the U.S., and our U.K. businesses export a significant portion of their manufactured products to a wide variety of customers and markets.  Major industries served by Caterpillar in the U.K. include mining, marine, construction, industrial, quarry and aggregates and electric power.

Innovation in the United Kingdom

Caterpillar has a world-class team of over 1,000 professional engineers across 19 locations covering the U.K. With a diverse set of skills covering product design and development, performance and validation testing, system control and integration, machine learning and data analytics, the engineering team is a critical component of the global Caterpillar team.

With sustainability as a core value, the U.K. team develops services and products which place us at the forefront of the green future. These advancements take account of the entire lifecycle, increasing energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving interconnectedness of systems and minimising waste through remanufacturing expertise.

Building on its position as a major centre of excellence, the Caterpillar team has established an ecosystem of innovation. We have strong relationships with several leading universities across the U.K. We are working closely together to engage in fundamental learning to solve both challenging near-term problems and disruptive research. Coupling this with collaborative relationships with pioneering, agile businesses and not-for-profit organisations provides an exciting opportunity for everyone involved.

It's YOUR career. Make it matter.

At Caterpillar, you build what matters - whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies. There are big jobs to be done worldwide - building critical infrastructure, bolstering local economies, meeting the demand for energy - and that work is powered by our people.

Every single Caterpillar employee moves our company forward. Piece by piece, part by part, person by person. Together we create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe. Join our winning team and help build a better world!

We are proud to be named in the Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity (2019) and to be the employer of one of the top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50 2021).

For nearly 20 years, Caterpillar’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have added value for our employees and businesses. Our ERGs are company sponsored and employee led, and promote the unique cultural differences representative of our global community. They build communities on common backgrounds and experiences that provide opportunities for personal and professional development, while welcoming all employees to learn, connect and foster a sense of belonging. Promoting collaboration across cultures, genders, and abilities is the strength that our ERGs’ bring”.

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Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment.
It is also a leading global supplier of diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial gas turbines.
Caterpillar was founded in 1925.
The Cat equipment product line consists of more than 300 machines.
Over 480 facility locations.
We employ more than 10,000 people in the UK.
Employer of one of the top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50 2021).
Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity (2019).
Over 8,400 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.

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