Caterpillar Partners with Eaton in Remanufacturing Supply Agreement

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., announced that it recently reached an agreement with Eaton Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, to have Eaton’s heavy-duty transmission remanufacturing business done by Caterpillar’s Remanufacturing Division. The agreement calls for Caterpillar to remanufacture Eaton heavy-duty transmissions at its Summerville, S.C., facility beginning in the third quarter 2009. The agreement brings together the powerful Fuller Reman brand and the reputation of Caterpillar's Remanufacturing Division.

“Our relationship with Caterpillar’s Remanufacturing Division allows us to take advantage of their global scale and footprint, world-class technology and significant focus on product availability and reliability," said David Renz, vice president, sales and marketing and aftermarket, Eaton’s Truck Group. "This new relationship will allow us to respond to our customers’ and business partners’ needs by continuing to provide them with the high-quality Eaton remanufactured components they have come to expect.”

"This agreement strengthens Caterpillar’s remanufactured product portfolio and further solidifies our position as the world’s leading remanufacturer,” said Steve Fisher, Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for remanufacturing. “We are very excited about this relationship and the future opportunities it presents for both Caterpillar and Eaton.”

“For our customers, nothing will change regarding distribution of our genuine remanufactured transmissions through truck OEMs, OEM dealers and associated distribution channels,” said Renz. “We expect Caterpillar’s significant remanufacturing base and our strong product line to provide our customers with unmatched quality, service and availability.”

Caterpillar’s Remanufacturing Division is comprised of 18 facilities located in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Caterpillar is one of the largest remanufacturers today, recycling more than 2 billion pounds of material annually. Caterpillar uses state-of-the-art remanufacturing technology to recycle used products, such as engines and transmissions, into like-new components.