Manufactures and provides bulldozers and civil engineering tools.
The company's tools have been used in demolitions of Palestinians' houses in the occupied territories, in the construction of the separation wall and settlements on Palestinian land, in military incursions and as weapons.
The Israeli army has used unmanned D9 bulldozers (Dawn Thunder) in the Dec 2008 attacks in Gaza, and has been using an unmanned version of the company's smaller tools (Front Runner) specially developed for urban warfare.
The company's sole representative in Israel, ITE of Zoko Enterprises, is responsible for retrofitting the tools, as well as for ongoing maintenance and operations, including during military operations.
On June 2012 Caterpillar equipment was used in the construction of the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high speed train. The Train's route crosses the Green line near the Palestinian villages of Bet Surik and Beit Iksa, close to Jerusalem. The tools were documented working on the 3A tunnel site, a part of the section of the railway which passes on Palestinian land.
Major Shareholders: Vanguard Group (4.87%), State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance (3.02%) and BlackRock Institutional Trust Company (2.60%).
CEO and Chairman: Douglas R. Oberhelman.
Subsidiary companies include FG Wilson (Northern Ireland), Krupp MaK Engines (Germany), Perkins Engines (UK), NWM (Germany), Anchor Coupling (US), E-Ject (US), AsiaTrak (China), Solar Turbines (US) and many more.
Israeli exclusive representatives: Zoko Enterprises.
100 North East Adams St.
Peoria, Illinois 61629
Tel: 1 (309) 675-1000
Activists climb on Caterpiller Bulldozers - Um Salamuna - Mar 2007
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