Caterpillar And Navistar To Pursue Strategic Alliance

Cat And Navistar To Focus On Global Truck Business And Cooperate On Engine Technologies

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Navistar International Corporation (Other OTC: NAVZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue global on-highway truck business opportunities and cooperate on a variety of engine platforms. The two companies intend to focus on global truck opportunities, including North American severe service construction trucks, as well as technology development for engines worldwide.

"We are pleased to be matching the formidable talents and technology leadership of two industry leaders to serve an expanding base of engine, truck and equipment customers worldwide," said Jim Owens, Caterpillar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As the world leader in construction equipment and diesel engines, Caterpillar is now positioning itself for growth in the on-highway truck market. This is an important step for Caterpillar and we look forward to working with Navistar for the continued benefit of our customers."…more at