The relevant executive bodies of Wacker Neuson SE and Caterpillar Inc. have signed an agreement regarding the design, manufacture, distribution and support of Caterpillar mini excavators up to 3 tons. The agreement with a term of 20 years includes the development and manufacture of mini excavators with an operating weight of up to 3 tons designed to Caterpillar’s specifications at Wacker Neuson’s production plant in Linz, Austria. Wacker Neuson will leverage its manufacturing and product development capability to produce Caterpillar mini excavators in the under 3-ton category. Caterpillar currently offers three models in this size range.
The new model range will consist of up to seven machines, starting with an operating weight of 0.8 tons. The mini excavators will be produced to Caterpillar’s technical and brand specifications and will be distributed and supported via Caterpillar’s global dealer network, with the exception of Japan. All Caterpillar models will be clearly differentiated from comparable Wacker Neuson models in the same product range.