Caterpillar and Simformotion to Continue Simulator Deal

March 11, 2024
The companies have partnered for 15 years.

Caterpillar has extended its agreement with Simformotion for heavy equipment training simulators. 

The collaboration provides Simformotion with continued access to Cat technical data, product engineers, and operator experts, which enables Simformotion to create accurate and realistic operator training in Cat Simulators.

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“For the last 15 years, we’ve been working together to develop Cat Simulators for the construction, mining and forestry industries," said Lara Aaron, Simformotion CEO, in statement. "We will continue our focus of using technology to design Cat Simulators that directly affect safety training, increase operator productivity, and reduce machine maintenance costs for years to come.” 

The latest training simulator systems include the backhoe loader and hydraulic mining shovel, which feature authentic Cat controls and the ability to convert models from one to another on the same base unit.

Companion curriculum, SimScholars, are available for each model. The online curriculums are a one-to-one match to Cat Simulators training exercises and include instructor guidance, videos, lessons, quizzes, and more, that can be used in the classroom or remotely.

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