About the visit
The Cat® brand is recognised as one of the world’s leading heavy engineering manufacturing companies. The Caterpillar company was founded in 1925, and the Cat® brand has been used since 1949. Cat® products are placed in demanding applications, so quality and excellence are essential.
Caterpillar engineers are never satisfied - it’s just the way they’re built. They have a long history of innovation and using leading-edge technology to provide customer solutions. From the creation of the first mass-produced diesel engine to the invention of the elevated sprocket that revolutionized the way track-type tractors are built, Caterpillar lead the industry in product innovation. But more importantly, they have integrated their industry-leading products and services to provide customer solutions that makes life easier, machines more productive and customers happier.
Caterpillar Peterlee is the worldwide source of Cat®
Articulated Trucks, currently producing a 6-model range used in many industries including mining, construction and aggregates. The facility's manufacturing activities use the latest computer analysis techniques, robotic technology and a state-of-the-art paint plant. Machines from the site are shipped to customers around the world.
The Caterpillar Learning Centre of Light
To ensure all employees are fully trained in lean and the Cat® Production System, the site has created a Simulated Work Environment. This provides a unique opportunity for hands-on training as visitors and employees can actively participate in real lean activities on a virtual line.
Visit in 60 seconds / Awards
Total Productive Maintenance - Simulated Work Environment - Process Improvment Dialogue - Hands on visit - CI Process & Improvement Validation - Waste elimination - Stakeholder satisfaction