Better Machines to Build a Growing World

Caterpillar’s Construction Industries segment is primarily responsible for supporting customers using machinery in infrastructure, forestry and building construction. The majority of machine sales in this segment are made in the heavy and general construction, rental, quarry and aggregates markets and mining. Together with our independent dealers, we support more than 1.4 million active earthmoving, excavation and building construction machines in the field, with over 100,000 new customers since 2014. Global trends like population growth and urbanization point to increasing needs for infrastructure, particularly in developing markets such as China. In 2017, more than half of our sales came from outside North America. We expect global growth to continue.

Operational Excellence

  • Decreased the number of defects customers see in the field by an average of 30 percent.*
  • Reduced assets by $2.8 billion.*
  • Utilized Lean principles to synchronize our value chain – improving our inventory turns by over 50 percent and right-sizing our manufacturing footprint.*
  • Together with our partners in China, we implemented innovative solutions to improve velocity and flexibility that allowed us to capture tremendous excavator industry growth opportunities and meet increasing customer demand.
*Since 2013

Expanded Offerings

A portfolio of Next Generation 20-ton-size class excavators – the 320 GC, 320 and 323 – represent our first major excavator redesign in 25 years. Each model is designed to meet the unique needs of different application profiles, from heavy to medium to light duty. The new machines increase operating efficiency, reduce fuel and maintenance costs, and improve operator comfort compared to previous models. As a further productivity boost, the Cat® 320 and 323 have the highest level of standard factory-equipped technology in the industry.


Caterpillar is increasingly using technology to help our customers be more successful – whether through improved efficiency, safety or intelligence. Cat® Payload on wheel loaders, for example, allows customers to improve efficiency of quarry sites by bringing onboard weighing systems to the cab to improve operator accuracy and speed by reducing error and rework. Similarly, Cat Grade with Assist on excavators automates boom and bucket movements to deliver precise cuts with less effort. And, Cat Compact for asphalt, landfill and soil compaction equipment brings advanced measurement and real-time guidance together to help operators hit compaction targets every time.

Cat® Link

Tracks asset and fleet
performance to increase
uptime and lower costs

Cat Grade

Boosts grading efficiency
by up to 50 percent

Cat Command

Improves operator safety,
equipment availability and
site productivity with remote
control technology