OUR HISTORY

Rimco is the Caterpillar dealer for Puerto Rico, Cuba, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, and other Eastern Caribbean islands. A private company based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rimco was founded in 1981 by the McConnie family. The company is recognized as a leader in the sale and rental of construction machinery and equipment, electric generators, cogeneration systems, and marine and industrial engines. Rimco provides excellent service to its customers in the construction, quarrying and aggregates, landfill, and industrial, commercial, and marine industries. Rimco has a large fleet of machinery, equipment, and electric generators available for rent through its 5 Cat Rental Stores located in Puerto Rico and Barbados. 

1980

1981: Rimco Cat was founded in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1981: We began our tradition of annually hosting diesel mechanic vocational competitions.

1990

1999: Cat machinery was used in the construction of the Tren Urbano.

1993-1995 | 1999: We were recognized as the world leader in the sale of Olympian electric generators.

1997: Rimco Cat Rental San Juan opened its doors.

1999: Rimco Cat Rental Arecibo opened its doors.

2000

2001: The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico began exhibiting the murals La Construcción by Rafael Tufiño, La Agricultura by Augusto Marín, and La Industria by Carlos Raquel, from our collection.

2001: Rimco Cat Rental Ponce opened its doors.

2003: We inaugurated our facilities in Barbados.

2006: We unveiled our new logo.

2010

2011: We celebrated our 30th anniversary.

2012: We launched the corporate strategy “United we will build our path toward the future.”

2013: Donation of marine engines to Miguel Such Vocational School.

2016: Caterpillar named us as an official distributer in Cuba. 

2016: AGCO named us as its Massey Ferguson, Valtra, and Challenger farm tractor distributor.

2018: The Center for Educational Innovation in NYC recognized our work with vocational schools in Puerto Rico.

2018: We opened our doors in the Mariel Special Development Zone in Cuba.

2018: We launched our strategy “United. Committed. Stronger.”

2018: Caterpillar recognized us as the highest-performing distributor in Latin America.

2019: We launched the Next Gen excavator series.

2019: Mitsubishi Logisnext named us as the distributor for Cat Lift Trucks and Jungheinrich forklifts.

2020

2020: Caterpillar awarded our electric generator marketing campaign. 

2020: Caterpillar recognized our facilities in San Juan as a 4 Star Retail Branch.

2021: We became a Kalmar distributer in Puerto Rico and the Eastern Caribbean.

2021: We celebrated our 40th anniversary.

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