Perkins has produced marine engines at Wimborne in Dorset, UK, since 1991, and the facility is now our global centre for marine engines both for propulsion and power generation.
Wimborne is a picturesque market town of some 7,000 people, situated on the River Stour and River Allen, near Poole in Dorset. Perkins Wimborne Marine Power Centre is just outside the town, on the Ferndown Industrial Estate. This is less than 40 miles from Southampton, putting it on the doorstep of the UK’s most important region for marine engineering and development.
The tradition of high-quality engineering and marine industries in the region provides a pool of skilled staff and a network of highly specialised suppliers.
The factory and office accommodation at Wimborne are currently being rebuilt and refurbished. When the work is finished in summer 2016, the current capacity of 3,500 engines a year will have more than doubled. There will be state-of-the-art product development, product maintenance and customer support facilities operating alongside a renewed, modern manufacturing centre, all built to the same rigorous Perkins standards.
Wimborne Marine Power Centre will continue to be the one-stop shop for all Perkins marine engines, from the 64 kW M92B to the 225 kW M300C in the propulsion range, and from the 13.8 kVA 415GM 1500 to the 275kVA E70TAG4M 1800 in the auxiliary range.
The engines worked on at Wimborne come from the Perkins manufacturing facility at Peterborough. Highly experienced marine operators tailor each one by hand to the precise requirements of our customers. When they leave our factory, the engines may be used either in new-builds, or for repowering a whole range of craft – from performance offshore powerboats to coastal pleasure cruisers, or from bluewater sailing yachts to inland waterway cruisers.
Our commercially rated engines provide the best possible customer experience for fishermen, pilot boat skippers and ferry boat operators all over the world.
Standards of quality, consistency and reliability are exactly the same in the Wimborne Marine Power Centre as in every Perkins facility. Each engine we produce has to reinforce our reputation as the global market-leading manufacturer of leisure, commercial and generator set engines. More than 90 distributors globally offer marine parts and service support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and end users.
“We’re a small and specialised operation at Wimborne, but we have the same Perkins standards of quality and service as every other global facility. We’re proud of producing engines that outclass everything that the competition has to offer.”