Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG: Power is our passion

With high precision and extensive experience Caterpillar Motoren is developing and producing environmentally-friendly diesel, gas and dual-fuel engines in the power range from 1,020 kW to 16,800 kW. The technology center in Kiel with its additional production and logistics sites Rostock, Henstedt-Ulzburg, Shunde and Anqing China represents the core business at Caterpillar medium-speed engines.

The Caterpillar Headquarters is based in the USA and is the world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, high-­speed and medium-speed engines and natural gas engines. Around 114,000 employees world­­wide cover the products and services of ma­­chines, engines, financial services and logistics. An independent dealer network dis­­tributes and supports the entire product line with a workforce of more than 161,700 worldwide.

Caterpillar Motoren offers under the brands MaK and Cat best quality for the propulsion and energy supply in the shipping sector of passenger vessels and ferries, container vessels and freighters, offshore supply vessels and dredgers, tugs, cruise ships, in­­land-waterway vessels, tan­k­ers, icebreakers, fishing boats. Also the areas of electric power supply of town or urbanization, industrial plants and island solutions as well as oil and gas industry of land production, off­­shore and gas compression packages can be best-supplied with Caterpillar engines.


  1. Address

    Falckensteiner Straße 2
    24159 Kiel
    Tel +49 431 3995-0


  2. Year of establishment

    1866: Founded as an ordnance depot
    1948: New foundation of MaK Maschinenbau Kiel AG
    2000: Renaming into Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG