As the previous contract with Caterpillar came towards its expiration date last year, Jon Winter (Commercial Director) and Mark Parramore (Sales Director), worked collaboratively with them to extend this multi-year agreement. Throughout the negotiations, it was our technological leadership in advanced monolithic extrusions at Forged Solutions Group’s Meadowhall Operations and our 25-plus years of partnership with Caterpillar that helped bring this to fruition.
“The contract extension further refines our portfolio of products we produce for Caterpillar with a better alignment to our manufacturing capabilities and also now provides the opportunity to grow future revenues through new products or increased market shares on the existing product range” commented Ben McIvor (President).
The products manufactured by Forged Solutions Group supply Caterpillar with stability, strength and manoeuvrability for its largest off-highway construction and mining trucks. Additionally, we supply components used in the suspension and tractor tread systems for other Caterpillar off-highway vehicles, including bulldozers and articulated dump trucks.
Note about Forged Solutions Group:
FSG’s approach, manufacturing complex components in one piece, creates a stronger, more cost-effective component and is notably faster than traditional open die manufacturing processes. Further benefits can include machining time reductions and lower input weights.