Caterpillar forms ’07 aftertreatment division

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Caterpillar has announced the formation of Cat Environmental Technologies, a group that brings the development and manufacturing of all aftertreatment technology and products in-house. The result, the company says, is a single source for engine technology that meets demanding emissions standards while cost-effectively reducing the environmental impact of its Cat engines. Cat Environmental Technologies is part of the Caterpillar Engine Component business unit, which is headed by Jim Green, general manager.

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

Among the division’s goals is providing cost-effective, robust environmental products and services that exceed expectations for reliability and durability while meeting or surpassing local and national emissions regulations. The Cat Environmental Technologies division also strives to provide the industry’s fastest order-to-delivery capability; all products and services provided by the group will be available and supported through the Caterpillar dealer network.

“Caterpillar’s expertise in aftertreatment technologies will allow us to provide superior value in the market,” Green says. “The impact of these products will go far beyond the value benefit for customers. They will help preserve the environment for all of us.”

Caterpillar Environmental Technologies currently is manufacturing the diesel particulate filter 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 the company’s ACERT Technology for 2007.