All about the Perkins brand

With a history stretching back more than 85 years, 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.’

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.

Our commitment to the highest standards in the products we make and the service we offer is your guarantee of satisfaction – and always has been.
Jaz Gill, Perkins vice president of global sales, marketing, service and aftermarket parts

About the Perkins brand
With 85 years’ experience and a global network, we bring class-leading technology to your door

The Perkins industrial engine product range extends from the compact 0.5 litre 402 engine up to the powerful 18 litre 2806 engine, all of which offer 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 67 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.


What you can expect from buying the Perkins brand

We are passionate about delivering excellent products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations. The Perkins brand value proposition spells out what we do for our customers all round the world – and explains why we are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway diesel and gas engines.

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6 Sigma: path to improvement

6 Sigma is a well-established set of methodologies for driving continuous improvement in manufacturing and processes. At Perkins, it is integrated with the Caterpillar Production System (CPS) to maintain consistently high quality in all our products – your guarantee of excellence and reliability.

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Commitment to quality through ISO standards

The ISO - International Organization of Standardization exists to promote internationally agreed standards of quality, safety and efficiency. Our accreditation to the ISO 9001:2015 for quality management systems means that customers can be assured that products manufactured at all our facilities will be to the same high quality.

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We maintain a regular flow of press releases, which provide information about new products and developments, and share what’s going on at Perkins.

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Perkins locations

We pride ourselves on offering customer satisfaction and an excellent service and therefore we rely on a worldwide network of Perkins locations.

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Corporate social responsibility

We take our responsibility to communities in which we work very seriously. We follow a company-wide strategy of sustainability and energy efficiency.

Our mission

More than 85 years ago, we recognised the potential of diesel, and have maintained our position as one of the world’s leading suppliers.

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