The power behind material handling

The power behind material handling

Material handling plays a vital role in keeping our economies moving. From warehouses and ports to the most demanding rugged terrain, Perkins engines give you the smooth, quiet, precision power you need to get the job done.

For more than 40 years our engines have been powering everything from forklifts to port handling equipment and that experience means we understand the operational challenges you face and we tailor our range of engines to provide the perfect fit. The result? Higher uptime, greater reliability and lower cost of ownership.

We understand that thousands of businesses worldwide rely on their ability to transfer goods efficiently, moving everything from steel, timber and concrete to components, products and food. Perkins engines are developed specifically to perform in the most demanding material handling applications, leaving you to concentrate on getting the job done.

Our engines can cope with the diverse challenges that material handling presents. The stop start nature of forklift truck operations places particular demands on the engine. Likewise, the success of port handling and baggage operations is driven by exceptional machine availability and constant operation.

Decades of working closely with our customers means that Perkins has developed a range of engines tailored to your requirements, providing reliable, quiet and durable power, combined with low cost of ownership.

By selecting from our 400 Series, 850 Series, 1100 Series and 1200 Series engines you’ll find a solution that is exactly right for your platform, side loader, container handler or forklift.


Material handling - case study

Engine collaboration gives Nexen a lift

Since 2003, UK-based forklift truck manufacturer, Nexen, has been producing its range of 1.6 to 5 tonne trucks driven by an ethos of innovation.

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