MWM Becomes Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH

Will pursue two-brand strategy; service division will handle gen-set maintenance, customer supply

Posted on October 11, 2013

Caterpillar announced that the German-based gas engine manufacturer MWM, now part of Caterpillar, has changed its name to Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH. The name change affects the legal entity only, while the MWM brand will continue to be used.

Since the acquisition, Caterpillar said it has turned the MWM's Mannheim location into its global Gas Center of Excellence, which includes the modernization of machinery and facilities and hiring of new skilled employees.

The company said that Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH is pursuing a two-brand strategy: MWM and Cat. The yellow Cat power gen-sets will continue to be distributed through the worldwide Cat dealer network, and the blue MWM units will continue to be sold in the market directly and via the existing MWM international distributor network.

These two sales channels are completed by the Service division that handles maintenance of the gen-sets and supplies customers with original manufacturer's parts.