Caterpillar reported its rolling three month retail sales today with resources industries up 60 percent and construction industries up 27 percent.
North America was up 25 percent for construction industries and 62 percent for resource industries. The Asia/Pacific region saw the highest sales figures, gaining 36 percent in construction and up 41 percent for total machines.
The Caterpillar Foundation also announced today its Value of Water campaign to raise awareness of the value of water and the impact of the global water crisis on community health, education and economics.
The Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Caterpillar Inc. is on a mission to empower 50 million people around the world to rise out of extreme poverty by 2020.
The Foundation recognizes that water is one of the most critical basic needs of people and their communities – yet, about 844 million people, or 1 in 9, still lack access to clean and safe water. To learn more about the Value of Water awareness campaign, read stories of those directly impacted by water issues around the world and find out how to get involved, visit www.togetherstronger.com/year-of-water/.
“As the company and its customers work to build traditional infrastructure, the Caterpillar Foundation is focused on building human infrastructure, and ultimately, a better world,” said Caterpillar Foundation President Michele Sullivan. “Water is a fundamental human need – it is a basic building block necessary to pursue opportunities such as education and economic growth, and place people on a path to prosperity,” Sullivan continued.