In early 2005, Caterpillar® Inc. selected four of its largest and most experienced mainline pipeline construction equipment dealers to form a unique Cat® dealership – one whose territory is defined as mainline pipeline projects worldwide. The pipeline fleets of all four partners were contributed to the new dealership along with the pipeline specialist managers and personnel. Together they bring over 250 years of accumulated experience in heavy equipment sales/rentals/service to mainline pipeline construction throughout the world.
As a result, PLM was formed in May 2005 and has since then been able to efficiently accumulate, move and distribute without geographic borders the specialty equipment needed by the pipeline construction industry.
To support the pipeline industry, Caterpillar dedicated a new division – Caterpillar Global Pipeline to supporting the industry and the new dealership. Together, they are able to offer solutions to the industry’s challenges. A global equipment fleet, the backing of the Cat Dealer infrastructure around the world for service and parts and the financing flexibility offered through Caterpillar Financial Services are meeting those challenges.