November 2013 – May 2014 results show that the top 5 brands have held their places as the parts most searched for during this period. Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo, JCB and Hitachi maintained their order from the previous 6 months. However Case took over the the next position which was previously held by John Deer.
Closer analyses illustrates the exact types of machines for which people have been searching for parts. Not much movement in the types of machines since our last report with excavators accounting for the the largest portion.
All Requests can be viewed on the website with more information of the type of parts people are searching for. Requests vary enormously including hydraulic pumps, engines, axles, final drives, cylinders, transmissions, gaskets, injectors and much more.
Analysis of the second quarter part requests from around the world have revealed that Komatsu has overtaken Volvo and JCB as the second highest brand when compared to the first quarter. Cat continue to hold the top position however the gap between it and the following 4 brands is narrowing. In descending order the top 5 brands for this quarter were Cat, Komatsu, Volvo, JCB, Hitachi and they account for almost half out of a total of 2,505 requests processed. As the number of monthly part requests continue to increase month on month the third quarter results for 2013 should make for interesting reading.
Caterpillar is putting innovation and technology to work to make sustainable progress possible. Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO, provides the Chairman’s Message for the 2012 Sustainability Report.
Analyses of part requests from around the world have revealed that the top 5 Brands of searched parts in the first quarter of 2013 are Cat, Volvo, JCB, Komatsu, Hitachi. This indicates that the big brands continue to keep a foothold in the market regardless of the effect the global recession is having on the industry. Out of a total of 1779 processed parts requests almost half of the total requests were for machines for these 5 brands. The leading brand being Cat is ahead by almost half that of Volvo being the next largest brand.
Caterpillar Parts Marine Power Systems announced they will be increasing the warranty on Cat Parts used in marine applications. The warranty will increase from 6 months to one year and will apply to parts bought on or after June 1st, 2012.
Some of the parts covered in this warranty increase include: Cat Marine Engines, Cat Marine Generator Sets, Cat Branded Marine Control Systems and Cat Branded Marine Transmissions.
Caterpillar machinery parts have had some good news as they announced last Wednesday that sales have risen. In the first three months of 2012, Caterpillar parts have reported a growth of 18% up to the end of March. These results have been driven by the strong expansion in North America.
The period was the 23rd straight three-month period of retail sales growth for the machinery company. They are the largest seller of bulldozers, excavators and wheel loaders. Compared to 2011, sales have climbed by 21% and 27% from a across the same period (January, February, March of 2011). Continue reading →