Perkins puts innovation on show at M&T Expo 2018

Perkins will be at M&T Expo 2018 to showcase its world-leading technological innovation alongside its strong local presence in the Brazilian and South American construction and mining sectors. On show will be engines from the innovative Perkins® Syncro range, which combines power density with a compact package to give original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) a flavour of what’s to come from the exclusively off-road diesel engine maker.

New engine technology will be in the spotlight on the Perkins stand at M&T Expo 2018, the 10th International Fair of Equipment for Construction and Mining, which runs from June 5-8 in São Paulo.

Perkins will use the fair to demonstrate the company’s leading position worldwide in technological innovation with examples from the Perkins Syncro range of 1.7, 2.2, 2.8 and 3.6 litre engines on show.

“The concept of increased power density is at the heart of the Perkins Syncro range,” said Rafael de Souza, Perkins marketing manager for Latin America. The Perkins Syncro engine “will demonstrate to this important market what we can deliver in terms of cost-effectiveness through new technology,” Rafael said. “We are ready to listen to customers as they describe their needs and to work accordingly in each region of the world and the Perkins Syncro is a good example of that."

The Perkins Syncro range combines outstanding power density with a compact package. The range has been designed to integrate perfectly into existing – and future – generations of machines, and meets current and future emission standards worldwide.

Global player, local solutions

The fair, which is staged at the São Paulo Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre, is held every third year and brings together original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the construction and mining sector with end-users including builders, miners, rental companies and others with interests in these industries.

As the only diesel engine manufacturer in Brazil working exclusively in the off-road segment, the M&T Expo provides Perkins an opportunity to underline the company’s broad expertise, innovation and strong local presence. “We want our customers to know Perkins is a global player offering local solutions to meet their needs,” said Rafael.

Alongside show engines from the Perkins Syncro range will be engines from the 1100 Series produced locally at the Curitiba site.

Customer-focused support

Perkins has recently increased its second-level dealer network as part of restructuring its aftermarket offering. “Our customers now receive more customer-focused product support, installation and service back-up,” added Rafael. “Customers will see quicker response time to queries and parts will be available quicker.

On the digital side, Perkins is aiming to introduce its ground-breaking Perkins® SmartCap, the world’s first low-cost engine-level telematics device to monitor the engine’s condition, and the associated Perkins® My Engine App in the market, subject to licenses.  

Visitors to the fair will be able to discuss the popular extended warranty scheme, Perkins® Platinum Protection (PPP), with experts. PPP can add up to ten years and 15,000 hours to the standard factory warranty.

Visit Perkins at M&T Expo booth #1030