Perkins Aurangabad: Celebrating 10,000 4000 Series engines

Perkins’ Aurangabad facility recently achieved a major milestone after its 10,000th 4000 Series engine rolled off the production line. Initially built to meet customer demand across Asia for the complete range of 750 to 2500 kVA 4000 Series engines, the state-of-the-art production facility now serves Perkins’ customers around the world.



Delivering dependable power

Located at the Shendra Industrial Estate in Aurangabad, India, equipment powered by Perkins Aurangabad built engines currently generate reliable power solutions for hospitals, airports, universities, real estate, data centres and large manufacturing industries.

The 10,000th 4000 Series engine to come off the line was a 4012; one of 530 different variants that can be produced on the manufacturing line, which first started production in October 2015. 

“This a great achievement for the Aurangabad facility and team, but it also represents a significant milestone for our customers,” said Abhinav Gupta, Perkins general sales manager for South Asia. “Ten thousand 4000 Series engines built in Aurangabad are now providing vital standby and prime power to customers around the world—helping to provide warmth and light to places such as hospitals, small villages and other manufacturing companies.”

Employees at the Aurangabad facility celebrated the auspicious moment as the 10,000th engine came off the production line with coconut breaking, followed by the cutting of a cake.

“We are overjoyed to have achieved this important milestone,” said Jawed Ahmed, facility manager. “These engines are meeting our customers’ needs in the field and are a testimony to the hard work and dedication of our employees at Aurangabad. Throughout the end-to-end process, our employees put ‘quality first’ for our customers while relentlessly pursuing manufacturing excellence.”

Around the world, more than 3 million generators are powered by Perkins’ 5-2500 kVA engine range. Many feature the Perkins® 4000 Series, which is designed for standby and prime electricity generation. With models from 6 to 16 cylinders, diesel models achieve regulated and unregulated emissions standards globally.

Perkins Aurangabad

Aurangabad has been identified as one of the cities in the ‘Smart City’ initiative and is strategically located within the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor. As such it offers a myriad of resources, suppliers, skills and transport links. It is for these compelling reasons that Perkins decided to build a dedicated manufacturing facility from the ground up, an investment of more than $150 million.

The state-of-the-art production facility, which now produces the 4000 and 5000 Series range of engines, has the capacity to produce 3,000 engines per annum.

Engines are produced using the Caterpillar Production System (CPS) established in all Perkins manufacturing operations, ensuring the same efficient processes and stringent quality controls are implemented at every global facility. Production processes feature state-of-the-art computerised and robotic technology for machining, assembly, test and paint.

As with all Perkins products, the engines manufactured in Aurangabad benefit from the support of our globally renowned service, and parts network.

4000 Series

Whether you need standby or prime power, Perkins 4000 Series diesel engines are a real powerhouse of electricity generation, with models from 6 to 16 cylinders. With exceptional power-to-weight ratios and compact design, these engines are easy to transport, install and maintain.

6 cylinder

The Perkins 4006 range gives you the versatility you need in today’s power generation market and delivers 750-938 kVA.

8 cylinder

The Perkins 4008 engines have exceptional power-to-weight ratios and compact designs, making them simple to transport and install, delivering 900-1250 kVA.

12 cylinder

The Perkins 4012 range delivers a powerful performance, with 12 cylinders and 46 litre displacement. The range features ElectropaK diesel engines that provide 1250-1880 kVA generator output.

16 cylinder

The Perkins 4016 range is the most powerful line of engines, providing versatility and heavy duty for today’s power generation market. Available in both ElectropaK and Electro Unit variants, this 61 litre engine provides 1850-2500 kVA generator output.

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