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of Lanark, Scotland
British subsidiary of American company Caterpillar
1925 Two leading US track-type tractor manufacturers, Holt and Best, merged to form the Caterpillar Tractor Co. with headquarters at Peoria, Illinois.
1950 Private company. Caterpillar formed its first overseas subsidiary Caterpillar Tractor Co Ltd
1951 Works at Coalville, Leicestershire
1961 Plants in Glasgow, Leicester(shire) and Newcastle - was the Glasgow factory had two assembly lines: one for engine assembly and another for tractor assembly
The Leicester Plant was responsible for procuring, inspecting and distributing Caterpillar replacement parts to dealers all over the world. It also produced sub-assemblies for the prime products at Glasgow.
The Newcastle Plant manufactured a complete line of scrapers and bulldozers for 'Cat' track-type and rubber-tyred tractors and other items of earthmoving equipment.
1961 Manufacturers of tractors and earth moving equipment. 3,500 employees.