Listening to the customer
The evolution of iconic models like these depends not just on the vision and skill of our engineers, but also on the input of generations of customers.
Part of the Perkins heritage is the commitment to working with our Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers to see they get exactly what they need for their specific applications.
As a result, we have been able to grow and change the market over the years, taking diesel engines into new sectors and different parts of the world.
A diverse market
Frank Perkins, the founder of the company back in 1932, had a farm, and many of the early Perkins engines were focused on the tractor market. This remains an important part of the agricultural sector for us, but we have diversified over time into other areas.
Today, harvesters, excavators, forest machines, wheeled loaders and forklift trucks are just a few of the machines that are powered by a Perkins engine – all developed over the decades from those early tractor engines.
Other engines have been adapted to a marine environment, and now powerboat owners, pilot boat skippers and fishermen all around the world put their faith in Perkins power.
We produce power for hospitals and sports arenas and for material handling, construction and industry. Wherever customers need reliable, efficient and cost effective power, they can turn to Perkins, as they have for more than 85 years.
Our history and our brand heritage define us; they have made us the global company that we are.