Perkins reinforced its commitment to the China market and the agricultural sector with a strong presence at the China International Agriculture Machinery Exhibition (CIAME 2016).
The biggest agricultural show in China, CIAME 2016 was held in Wuhan from October 26-28, and was an outstanding success for Perkins and its distributors Lei Shing Hong, Elco Power Systems and WesTrac.
As well as providing a shop window for the Perkins range of engines, the show gave the Perkins team opportunities to develop relationships with agricultural Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), to cement relationships with existing valued customers and industry associations, to meet potential customers and to brief the media.
“We received great feedback on our exhibition stand and throughout the whole event there was a ‘buzz’ of positive activity. We held multiple press interviews and spent time meeting the leading agricultural associations. CIAME 2016 was also a great way to build Perkins presence in the China premium agricultural sector.”
Display engines on the Perkins stand proved a magnet of interest among the thousands of visitors and media. Included were engines from the 400 Series and 1100 Series in a variety of configurations, including the mechanical 1104D-44T and electronically controlled 1106D-E70TA, both of which meet China Non-Road Stage III.
There was also a strong focus on Perkins genuine parts and service support offerings including Perkins Diesel Engine Oil.
Through CIAME 2016, Perkins reinforced the benefits of its mechanical and electrical engine solutions to agricultural applications. The Wuxi built 4 cylinder 1104D-44T, took pride of place on the stand. The performance, reliability and durability of the engine make it ideal for agricultural applications, as it’s specially engineered to run on fuel of varying quality.
“These features meet the needs of our Chinese customers and contribute to the engine’s cost-effectiveness for owners and operators,” added Dan.
Also on display was our electronically controlled 1106D-E70TA, a 7 litre, 6 cylinder model which produces up to 205 kW of power. It features high pressure common rail fuel injection and a single stage turbocharger which is air-to-air chargecooled.
North Asia marketing manager George Zhang said senior industry figures at the show welcomed the participation of a leading supplier such as Perkins.
In their post-show reports, journalists noted the Perkins legacy, footprint, China Non-Road Stage III offering, strong distribution network and success with leading OEMs in China.
Agricultural customers exhibiting Perkins powered models at CIAME 2016 were DF Iseki, who showed two agricultural tractor models, the T804 and the T954, powered by the Perkins 1104D-44T. Beijing Fengmao also showed a Plant Protection Machine, the 3WX Series, powered by the dependable Perkins 403D-15.