Caterpillar Forms Division to Manufacture Aftertreatment

Posted on January 27, 2006

With the world of diesel engine emissions moving rapidly towards integrated systems with engines, aftertreatment and just about anything else needed to meet regulatory standards, all bundled together, Caterpillar has announced the formation of Cat Environmental Technologies.

Cat said this new group will bring the development and manufacturing of all aftertreatment technology and products in-house. Corporately, Cat Environmental Technologies is part of the Caterpillar Engine Component business unit, which is headed by Jim Green, general manager.

Caterpillar Environmental Technologies currently is manufacturing the diesel particulate filter (DPF) used for mass transit buses and aftertreatment products for the retrofit market, including school buses and some off-road machinery. Also in development are aftertreatment technologies and products for electric power generation. The group will manufacture the new DPF for use with Caterpillar on-highway engines with ACERT technology for 2007.

"Caterpillar has the infrastructure and expertise to design and build durable aftertreatment products at a low cost-Cat Environmental Technologies will capitalize on this advantage," Green said. "This move also provides Cat customers with seamless integration from emissions technology in the engine through the aftertreatment process."

All products and services provided by the group will be available and supported through the Caterpillar dealer network. In developing new aftertreatment products and services, the group will utilize Cat's expertise and network in materials, catalysis and performance evaluation to manufacture products that will meet emissions requirements, according to Green.