Caterpillar Acquires Pyroban Statement FINAL by xiaocuisanmin


For Release: 1 Sept 2011

Caterpillar Inc. acquired 100% interest in the Pyroban Group Ltd. on August 31, 2011. Pyroban
Group is a leading provider of hazardous area safety solutions to the oil and gas, industrial material
handling, mining and marine markets. Headquartered in Shoreham, UK, Pyroban Group has
additional locations in Europe, Singapore and China.

The purchase allows Caterpillar Global Petroleum to offer customers an enhanced range of Cat
brand fully-integrated power solutions and grow its presence in the global hazardous area protection
industry. Pyroban is a noted provider of specific explosion protection safety solutions, including
engineered kits and components, designed to modify engines, engine systems, lift trucks,
telehandlers and other material handling equipment, and mining equipment to meet safety
certifications. In the current marketplace, Cat petroleum engines are often modified and packaged
with Pyroban solutions to operate in hazardous areas and help ensure the safety of our customers'

The global Cat Dealer network will bring these industry leading solutions and in service support to
customers around the world. This will allow Caterpillar to support its customers’ efforts to increase
the safety of their operations offshore, onshore and underground. In particular, many solutions will
be available in the Americas for the first time.

In addition to the Cat brand solutions, Pyroban Group Ltd. will continue to offer its wide range of
products and services under its existing brands in Europe and Asia supplying their global client
base. Pyroban provides consultancy, engineered components, conversions, kits and solutions
applied to a broad range of OEM branded equipment to integrators and to end-users in a number of
key markets.

The acquisition is part of Caterpillar’s strategy to continually increase its value to customers by
providing complete power solutions to our customers wherever they may make progress possible
across the globe.


About Caterpillar:
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving
positive change on every continent. With 2010 sales and revenues of $42.588 billion, Caterpillar is
the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas
engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading
services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services,
Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is available at:

About Caterpillar Global Petroleum
Caterpillar Global Petroleum, with headquarters in Houston, Texas, United States, groups all the
sales and service activities for Cat petroleum engines within Caterpillar Inc. Since the 1930s,
Caterpillar has manufactured engines for the oilfield and today provides premier power solutions
with outputs from 41.6 to 8,180 bhp in main engine and 190 to 10,475 ekW in diesel and gas
generator sets. The sales and service network includes more than 2,100 dealer locations world-wide
dedicated to support customers in the drilling, production, well service and gas compression

segments wherever they are. More information is available at: and

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