Perkins Engines Company Limited

Perkins is one of the world’s leading providers of diesel and gas engines. We aim to set standards of engineering excellence, providing the most comprehensive range of innovative and reliable power solutions, tailored to meet the precise requirements of our customers. We’re proud of our reputation as a socially responsible company, enhancing the lives not just of our employees but of the communities in which we work. The Perkins mission statement sets out our business philosophy: ‘We create value for our customers and distributors by providing competitive and dependable industrial power solutions.’ We pride ourselves on offering customer satisfaction and an excellent service and therefore we rely on a worldwide network of Perkins locations.

Company details

Frank Perkins Way , Peterborough , Cambridgeshire PE1 5FQ United Kingdom

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Industry Type:
Energy - Power Distribution
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

An unbeatable range of power solutions

We have always focused exclusively on the design and manufacture of engines. Now, our range is aimed at the agricultural, construction, industrial, power generation and material handling sectors in the 4-2000 kW (5-2800 hp) range.

The Perkins industrial engine product range extends from the compact 400 Series engine, producing 50 kW (67 hp), to the 1200 Series, producing up to 240 kW (320 hp) and offering enhanced productivity and low cost of ownership.

Beyond that, the Perkins electric power and gas engine range includes further models up to the 4000 Series, which produce up to 2500 kVA (2000 kWe).

Across the ranges, there are Perkins engines designed to meet all emission standards and performance requirements in more than 800 applications. All of them can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of individual equipment manufacturers.

Precisely tailored technology means applications you can depend on.

Where we stand

At Perkins, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

We design engines that you need, and we listen carefully to your voice to understand your specific requirements.

Then, in our unique technology integration workshops (TIWs), we work alongside you to establish how best to integrate the engine into your specific machine. This saves you time and money, and provides a robust, reliable and precisely optimised package.

This close customer relationship reflects our key business values of integrity, commitment, excellence, teamwork and sustainability – the highest international standards in everything we do for you.

Quality products delivered by quality people.

Getting to market

Perkins and its global network of 100 trained distributors work with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to deliver the right engine and aftermarket service solutions.

These local distributors offer access to detailed local knowledge about operating conditions, emission standards and other issues. They provide the services of highly trained application engineers, either from Perkins or from their own team.

Either way, customers enjoy the benefits of dealing with highly skilled professionals, armed with the latest information, and committed to the same Perkins values.

Since December 1997, Perkins has been part of Caterpillar, creating the world’s largest diesel engine manufacturer – and putting the seal on our role as a global company at the forefront of engineering technology.