The facility at Wuxi, near Shanghai in China was established in 2007 to establish an effective regional manufacturing presence to meet the local demands of Chinese Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The plant currently employs more than 400 people and has the capacity to manufacture up to 165,000 engines a year.
China boasts the fastest growing major economy in the world, with growth rates over the last 30 years averaging 10 percent. Its industrial sector produces goods not only for the domestic market, but also for global consumption.
Wuxi, just 90 minutes from the economic and industrial powerhouse of Shanghai, offers excellent road, rail and air transport links, and an established industrial infrastructure. It’s a city of some five million people, working in engineering, manufacturing, textiles, and software development. It is currently designated as an investment grade city by the Chinese government.
“We're proud of our commitment to excellence at Wuxi, and proud to be serving customers in China and all over the world. We are a local manufacturer in China, with a role that stretches around the globe.”
Don Liu, general manager Wuxi
Perkins engines from Wuxi are already playing a leading part in powering the rapid expansion of China’s domestic construction and electricity generation sectors.
Since 2008 Wuxi has supplied customers across China and the wider Asia region with the compact 400 Series of 2, 3 and 4 cylinder engines. Just two years later the opening of a new 1100 Series production line – around 18,000 square metres – gave Wuxi the capacity to significantly contribute to Perkins annual global production.
Engines from Wuxi go to machine manufacturers and end-users in the construction, agricultural, materials handling and electric power sectors across China and the Asia-Pacific region, and also in the Middle East, South America and Europe.
Wuxi is a showpiece of modern manufacturing and assembly, focused on excellence and efficiency.
The assembly lines are driven by the latest computer-driven robotic technology, with the same high-quality systems, processes and quality control as every Perkins facility. The Caterpillar Production System guarantees consistent quality and reliability, and the state-of-the-art test beds, material labs and computer aided design capabilities ensure that components can be validated and tested to Perkins global high standards.
Our regional suppliers, whether well known international names or local Chinese companies, all work to the same levels of excellence. All parts are approved in accordance with our global advanced product quality planning process, so that with secure supply, short lead times, and guaranteed standards, we are able to meet our customers’ requirements quickly and efficiently.
Our highly-trained team in Wuxi work to our global standards of quality and reliability, and understand the priorities and expectations of potential customers in China and overseas. They appreciate the demands of the climate, the conditions under which the engines they produce will be required to perform, and the emissions standards to which they have to conform.
They offer our customers, in China and the rest of the world, all the responsiveness of a local company, with the scale, reliability and guaranteed standards of a global enterprise.
Perkins Small Engines (Wuxi) Co., Ltd.
No. 10 South Xinchang Road
Tel: +86 510 8537 2700
China- Wuxi facility