"Our major growth market for 2012 will be in the Americas via our distributor, Ground Force Manufacturing (GFM). GFM is a CAT OEM solutions provider and works with the CAT dealership network worldwide. GFM have recently produced solid sales performance with the Hydrau-Flo® product and this is expected to continue to improve. Headquartered in Post Falls, Idaho, Ground Force Manufacturing, a premier (OEM) for Caterpillar has been designing and building mine support equipment for over 25 years. GFM’s speciality is fuel and lube trucks for the mining industry. Hydrau-Flo® fuel filling valves will enable Ground Force to offer its customer network a complete refueling package. New growth opportunities have arisen as stringent SAFETY and ENVIRONMENTAL issues have driven companies to search for technologies that provide a solution to their refueling operations. The Hydrau-Flo® fuel filling system is a PROVEN product with THOUSANDS of INSTALLATIONS WORLDWIDE. The flexible installation packages enable Hydrau-Flo® valves to be utilized in a variety of applications. The Hydrau-Flo® range of fuel filling valves and adaptors has enjoyed exceptional sales growth during 2011. This result was possible due to the efforts of the dedicated team at Weir Minerals Multiflo and our long standing professional relationships with our distributor network." - Released by Hydrau-Flo Product Manager, Weir Minerals Australia
On Thursday, December 1, 2011, the OEM Solutions Group hosted a viewing of a Ground Force Fuel & Lube Truck (GF40FLT) in front of CATERPILLAR® CORPORATE in Peoria. This truck is the first to utilize CAT's new 740B AT chassis. "We thank GFM for partnering with Caterpillar dealers around the World to market, sell and service their equipment. We thank you for your business and loyalty to Caterpillar and to our Caterpillar dealers." Doug Oberhelman - CEO, Caterpillar “My experience with Ground Force Manufacturing is that they exhibit genuine loyalty and respect for all things Caterpillar. Where there’s a suitable Cat machine, they will only produce products based on Caterpillar, which they sell exclusively through Cat Dealers. Ground Force is dedicated to being a premier Cat OEM for Mining Support Equipment." Chris Chadwick - General Manager, OEM Solutions, Caterpillar Ground Force Manufacturing was proud to showcase the 40FLT to all the employees at Caterpillar and the thrilled to get the gleaming approval from the companies top executives. Included in the executives that were at the viewing were Caterpillar CEO, Doug Oberhelman; Caterpillar Group President, Steve Wunning; and Cat Diversified Products Division Vice President, Bill Springer. Ground Force is honored to be given this opportunity to showcase the Ground Force Fuel & Lube Truck to all the leadership and administration at Caterpillar headquarters in Peoria. Pictured: Luke Stavros - Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ground Force Manufacturing Doug Oberhelman - CEO, Caterpillar Ron Nilson - CEO/President, Ground Force Manufacturing Chris Chadwick - General Manager, OEM Solutions, Caterpillar Building Relationships - A CAT solution for over 25 years For more than a quarter of a century, Ground Force Manufacturing (GFM) has been designing and building mine
Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman stands before a 777F mining truck, which carries a payload of 100 tons. Cat, already the world's top maker of monster machines, is trying to establish itself as the dominant player in developing markets. Learn More Taken from CNN Money online.