Caterpillar last week announced the selection of 69 allied vendors for North and South American Cat Rental Stores to be included in its 2007 Allied Vendor Program.
Allied products are machinery and small tools generally used on jobsites in addition to construction equipment not included in the Caterpillar product line. The allied product line includes items such as access equipment, compressors and related air tools, small compacting equipment, concrete equipment, concrete saws, small generators, material handling equipment, lasers, light towers, pressure washers, pumps, road-sign equipment, trailers, tree equipment, trenching equipment and welders.
Allied vendors were selected based on key parameters, such as product features and benefits, product support capabilities, training programs, promotion programs, brand image, delivery times, safety features and product resale values.
The 2007 Allied Vendor Program allows Caterpillar dealers to take advantage of favorable pricing and quality products meant to enhance the existing Cat Rental Store fleets.
“The main goal of the Allied Vendor Program is to provide our customers with a uniform product offering at each of the Cat Rental Stores,” said James Grasse, allied products program manager. “Each of the preferred allied vendors has demonstrated a commitment to provide the highest overall value to our dealers and, most importantly, to Cat Rental Store customers.”
The following companies are included in the 2007 Allied Vendor Program:
Allight Pty Ltd.
American Pneumatic Tools
Broce Manufacturing Co.
Broderson Manufacturing Corp.
C & I Equipment Co.
Clemco Industries Corp.
Club Car Inc.
Concept Products Corp.
Diamond Products, Ltd.
Ditch Witch/The Charles Machine Works
Gar-Bro Manufacturing Co.
General Equipment Co.
Genie Industries – A Terex Division
Godwin Pumps of America
Grove US LLC – National Crane
L.B. White Co.
Ledwell & Son Enterprises
Lincoln Electric Holdings
Magnum Products LLC
Master Craft Industrial Equipment
Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Rental Division
Mobile Products – Waldon and Lay Mor Product Lines
Moving Water Industries Corp.
Robert Bosch Tool Corp.
Screen Machine Industries
Shark Pressure Washers (C-Tech)
Tennant Sales and Service Co.
Terex Load King Trailers
Terex Utilities (Bucket Trucks)
The Gorman-Rupp Co.
Thawzall Heaters – The Machine Co.
The Toro Co.
Trimble Navigation Ltd.
Universal Impact Technologies – Cyclone
Valew Welding & Fabrication
Vulcan Demolition Tools
Subsequent Allied Vendor Programs will be announced for Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia later in 2007, with the remainder of Asia Pacific following in 2008.