About the company:
CAT Lift Trucks, also known as Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc., manufactures material-handling equipment and parts. Their manufacturing facility is located in Houston, Texas, and they distribute their products throughout the world.
What CAT Lift Trucks makes and sells
Cat Lift Trucks supplies a comprehensive line of forklifts. It offer sales and support in over 600 locations in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. It sells lift trucks for a variety of applications.
- Counterbalance Lift Trucks
- Hand Pallet Trucks
- Electric-Powered Pallet Trucks
- High- and Low-Level Order Pickers
- Reach Trucks
- Multi-Way Reach Trucks
- Tow Trucks
Cat Lift Trucks sells parts and remanufactured components to its customers. It has over 600 dealer locations, and also offers a comprehensive lift truck support program. CAT trucks meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI/ITSDF) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. It has added features to increase operator comfort and control.
Caterpillar Safety Services helps organizations train employees in best industry practices to create a safer work environment. It offers training in fatigue management, safety technologies, and more.
CAT Lift Trucks meets EPA Tier 4 emission regulation standards for all diesel forklifts. Its electric forklifts give customers a way to shrink fleet emissions, lower fuel expenses, and reduce maintenance frequency. Electric models have less vibration and give the operator a more comfortable ride than gas-powered units
CAT Lift trucks are customizable to work in a variety of industries. The lift trucks are currently used in the following areas:
- Food and Beverage
- Freight and Logistics
- Paper Industries
- Wholesale Goods
History of CAT Lift Trucks
In 1992, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries entered into a joint venture with Caterpillar Inc. The company had been designing and manufacturing heavy equipment since before the First World War.
Founder Benjamin Holt was one of the first steam tractor designers. He wrapped tractor wheels with planks to increase traction. The resulting machinery crawled through the earth like a caterpillar, and the name stuck.
Caterpillar Inc. makes construction and mining equipment. It is famous for its longevity and durability. The machinery comes in trademark “Caterpillar Yellow” and carries the CAT symbol. In 2009, Caterpillar was ranked number one in its industry.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries started in Japan in 1934. It manufactured ships, heavy machinery, airplanes, and railroad cars. As Japanese technology improved, the company entered the aerospace industry.
- Air conditioning
- Refrigeration systems
- Armored vehicles
- Fuel cells
- Renewable energy equipment
- Industrial machinery, and more.
And so, Mitsubishi and Caterpillar combined the best aspects of both companies to form Cat Lift Trucks. It offer customers the Caterpillar heritage combined with Mitsubishi innovation and reliability.
Cat Lift Trucks’ North American manufacturing facility is set on 42 acres in Houston, Texas. The manufacturing facility is 680,000 sq. ft., and uses high-tech fabrication methods. It also uses advanced technology to make products that are rugged and long-lasting. The Houston facility is ISO9001:2008 quality systems- and ISO 14001:2004 environmental systems-certified.
Who owns Cat Lift Trucks?
Cat Lift Trucks is a brand under Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, and is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. is a private company.
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