It is hard to imagine that a manufacturer of special equipment and construction equipment can be world famous, familiar even to many ordinary users who have nothing to do with these industries. However, in the case of Caterpillar, this is exactly the case.
Caterpillar Inc. - the most famous manufacturer of special equipment in the world. The history of this American corporation dates back to the end of the 19th century, when two engineers - Daniel Best and Benjamin Holt - began their development of caterpillar steam tractors. And although the engineers worked independently of each other, in 1925 their companies merged together, thereby forming the Caterpillar Tractor Co., so well known to us today.
Success came to the company almost immediately after its foundation. Already in the 30s of the XX century, Caterpillar equipment was used in more than 150 countries around the world. Almost no construction could do without it, it turned out to be indispensable in eliminating the consequences of natural disasters. Pretty soon, the list of equipment produced by the company already included diesel engines, power plants, earthmoving and construction equipment.
People have always been involved in working with Caterpillar equipment, and therefore, in the 80s, the company begins manufacturing durable shoes designed for workers. Heavy CAT boots with thick soles and steel inserts soon became so popular that they were used far outside the factories.
To date, Caterpillar already unites 480 divisions located in 50 countries of the world on all 5 continents, and in addition to special equipment and footwear, it also produces clothes, bags, suitcases, hats, watches and even "indestructible" mobile phones that can work with any conditions.