Caterpillar enters strategic partnership with Modustri
By Andrew Macklin
June 17, 2015 – Caterpillar Inc. has entered into a strategic alliance with Modustri, a provider of service and measurement technologies for use in the field. Caterpillar and Modustri will work together to develop innovations that enhance Cat customers’ abilities to measure wear on parts. In turn, these technologies will help customers optimize their fleets more effectively.
“Our relationship with Modustri will allow us to take advantage of emerging technology that gives our customers more information on parts and components to maximize uptime,” said Doug Hoerr, vice president of the Reman, Components and Work Tools Division of Caterpillar. “The days of being reactive are over.”
By utilizing web-based and mobile platforms, the companies will deliver simplified processes that provide customers accurate, immediate access to useful, real-time data while still in the field. This technology could potentially save customers hundreds of hours and millions of dollars by proactively helping Cat dealers and customers better measure wear rates and manage wear parts replacements—including those from other suppliers.
In the coming months, Caterpillar will collaborate with Modustri and the Cat dealer network to create the latest Cat equipment wear management technologies through web-based and mobile platforms, which will now be available for customer use.