Cat Pumps

Cat Pumps

Cat Pumps is the world leader in triplex positive displacement high-pressure pumps and systems, with a performance range of 0.13 to 240 gpm and 100 to 10,000 psi. Designed and built to the highest quality standards, Cat Pumps has earned the reputation for producing high-pressure pumps and systems that offer industry leading longest life. We back our high quality pumps with the fast deliveries and excellent technical support. Pumps, accessories and service parts are on the shelf for 24-hour shipping. Many industries rely on Cat Pumps products for demanding high-pressure applications. We earn our reputation for quality and performance every day in applications requiring high-pressure water and other fluids.

Company details

1681 94th Lane NE , Minneapolis , MN 55449 USA
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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Pumps & Pumping
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
$100,000,000 US - $1,000,000,000 US

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Cat Pumps has been a leader selling precision triplex reciprocating pumps and systems for more than forty years.  Founded in 1968 by William L. Bruggeman, our Minneapolis, MN based company focuses on manufacturing and marketing the longest lasting, most dependable high-pressure pumps available in the industry.  With an emphasis on immediate product availability and outstanding customer service, our family owned and operated business prides itself on a commitment to quality and long life as the foundation of its ongoing success.

One of the lesser known secrets to our great success is the hiring and retaining of extraordinary employees.  Our staff is a highly experienced team, with 6 employees that have been with the company for 40+ years and 14 employees over 25 years.  The average length of service amongst our 80 employees is over 15 years.  Providing exceptional customer service is a priority shared by all employees.

For nearly 50 years, Cat Pumps has offered the most dependable positive displacement high-pressure triplex pumps available. Designed and built to the highest quality standards, customers count on Cat Pumps products to keep their equipment running. Every design detail of Cat Pumps products is optimized for long-life and reliable performance, making Cat Pumps the most trusted name in high-pressure pumps and systems.

With a performance range of 0.13 to 240 gpm and 100 to 10,000 psi, Cat Pumps high-pressure pumps and systems cover a wide range of uses. Cat Pumps earns its reputation for quality and performance every day in applications requiring high-pressure water and other fluids, such as the following:

  • Vehicle Cleaning
  • Pressure Washing
  • Misting/Cooling/Fogging
  • Reverse Osmosis/Desalination
  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Hydroexcavation
  • Government & Military
  • Agriculture
  • Food Processing
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Many More...

Backed by the industry’s best delivery, customer service and technical support, Cat Pumps products and service parts are on the shelf for 24-hour shipping. Sales and service support are provided by a worldwide network of highly qualified distributors. Cat Pumps also maintains sales and operation offices in the U.K., Belgium and Germany. Cat Pumps products are readily available wherever the business need arises.

Sales and service support are provided by our highly qualified distribution network covering the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Cat Pumps has an international presence with sales offices in the U.K., Belgium and Germany as well as a worldwide distribution channel.

  • Quality : Cat Pumps is a manufacturer committed to supplying the highest quality industrial triplex high pressure piston and plunger pumps and related products available in the marketplace.
  • Value: Cat Pumps is a leader of creative and innovative high pressure pump designs and custom designed pumping system that offer true value to the marketplace.
  • Teamwork: Cat Pumps fosters and rewards life-long learning, continuous improvement and strong partnerships in business. We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service.
  • Commitment: Cat Pumps have earned the reputation of being the longest lasting triplex piston and plunger pumps in the market. We maintain a sound business reputation for superior quality and exceptional service.

Dedication to quality has been the foundation of Cat Pumps philosophy since first opening our doors in 1968.  From initial design to materials and manufacturing, the central focus will always be providing the highest quality products possible to better serve our customers. 


A superior product always begins with a superior design.  From the very beginning, our first triplex reciprocating piston pumps introduced two revolutionary design changes to the high pressure pump industry, our patented sleeved-piston rod and our UNIFLOW design concept. The sleeved piston rods permit servicing from the wet-end of the piston pumps, drastically slashing service time, eliminating expensive replacement parts and reducing overall maintenance costs. The UNIFLOW design of the piston pumps delivers a continuous, smooth forward liquid flow through the pump and offers strong suction capabilities.

To increase over-all life of our pumps, we have spent significant time and resources researching each individual component.  Our proprietary spring reinforced, special lipped seal design offers 3-4 times the life than other seals available in the market place, while eliminating the need for packing adjustment. Components such as our concentric solid ceramics plungers, high strength connecting rods and oversized bearings are designed to withstand the most punishing applications, repeated cycles and continuous-duty operation. 


Even a flawless design can prove inferior without the use of quality materials. Over the years our product line has expanded to include materials such as:

  • Brass
  • 3150 Chrome-moly
  • Zamak
  • Nickel Aluminum Bronze
  • Duplex Alloy
  • High Strength TNM Alloy
  • W770 Alloy

The use of all of these different materials ensure that we have a product available to provide the highest level of resistance to corrosion and wear, even in the most  harsh environment.

We are also the only triplex, positive displacement pump manufacturer to offer concentric, solid ceramic plungers. Our concentric high density, polished surface have proven to withstand harsh pumping conditions as well as greatly enhance seal life. Our seals are made of a proprietary special blend material that provides unsurpassed quality in the marketplace.  We also offer other special blend seal materials to meet any application need.


Cat Pumps manufactures its products in an ISO 9001 certified facility, where repeatable processes result in predictable and remarkable product performance. Making use of the latest technologies and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining equipment, our products meet the highest quality standards.  We demand closely held tolerances and maintain a rigorous quality assurance program to guarantee a consistent quality product every time.

Each individual pump is factory flow and pressure tested as a final step in our quality process. We frequently take pumps from inventory and life test to ensure that each product meets Cat Pumps quality standards.  The result: quality and performance you can count on every time.

Quality components and processes have provided optimum pump life of Cat Pumps’ products since the very beginning, earning us the reputation as “the pumps with nine lives.” Our industry leading quality is evident in pumps that were installed 20-30 years ago still running today.  We engage in continuous improvement activities and work closely with OEM's and customers in specialty markets to incorporate custom features tailored to fit specific application needs.

Cat Pumps designs and builds high-pressure pumps and systems to the highest quality standards. Every design detail is optimized for product life and reliable performance. Cat Pumps embraces a zero defects manufacturing philosophy. Products are produced in ISO 9001 registered facilities and fully tested before shipment. Precision machining, tight tolerances, and world-class process capabilities guarantee every product is ready for trouble-free service. Design, manufacturing excellence, and customer service set Cat Pumps apart from the competition; no other pump company does is better.