TLD and Perkins celebrate decade-long journey

For more than 10 years, aviation expert TLD has been choosing Perkins power solutions to drive its exceptional range of ground support equipment. It’s a high-flying collaboration that serves millions of air travellers at airports worldwide.

For airports across the globe, it’s essential that every service – in the air and on the ground – is delivered reliably and professionally. With more than 60 years of aviation experience behind it, global equipment developer TLD is fully in step with these painstaking standards.

The business specialises in designing and building Airport Ground Support Equipment (GSE), such as water trucks, passenger steps, maintenance platforms, baggage tractors and aircraft tractors.

Its wide-ranging portfolio of products is built in seven state-of-the art facilities in America, Asia and Europe. TLD also operates an extensive sales and service network, which ensures customers get the best equipment along with unparalleled care and support wherever they operate.

TLD and Perkins celebrate decade-long journey

Expert engineers focus on efficiency

TLD’s trusted machines can be spotted at most airports around the world. The company sets sky-high standards, with its engineers focused on delivering high performance and efficiency, simplicity, excellent reliability and low maintenance costs.

For more than a decade, the company has trusted Perkins to supply its power solutions. With a full range of engines covering 8.2-597 kW (11-800 hp), which meet EU Stages III, IV and V emission standards, Perkins is the power solution of choice for an array of TLD equipment.

With the support of Lei Shing Hong Machinery, Perkins’s distributor for eastern China, the relationship continues to go from strength to strength.

A Perkins engine for every application

Among the engines most commonly integrated by TLD are the compact Perkins® 404D-22 and 404D-22T, the power dense and dependable Perkins® Syncro 2.8L and 3.6L, and the high performance 1104D-E44TA and 1204F-E44TA. Whatever the size, displacement and output of the engine, each unit gives TLD world class quality, dependability and low overall cost of ownership.

Annually, Perkins supplies around 500 engines to the business. To date, 2,000 units are in operation, supporting TLD both in China and across a multitude of international airports.

By working together, with our values and commitment to quality closely aligned, TLD and Perkins continue to ensure essential services are delivered to the global aviation industry in a world class way.


Bauma China, Shanghai, November 27-30, 2018

Perkins returns to Bauma China 2018 to underline the importance of the China market to the company. Perkins experts will be at the show to answer the questions of Chinese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other customers, to help them determine the best way forward to adapt their machines to meet the emission requirements of the local and export markets. A strong aftermarket presence ensures the full Perkins offer will receive a boost. 

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