Perkins, one of the world’s
leading suppliers of off-highway diesel and gas engines in the 4–2000 kW
(5–2800 hp) market, has made its Hosur plant in India’s southern state of Tamil
Nadu, a manufacturing base for Perkins 2000 Series engines.
Since the beginning of 2018,
the Hosur facility is producing the 500 kVA 2506D and the 625 kVA 2806D
engines. Perkins key strength is its ability to tailor engines precisely to
meet customers’ requirements, which is why its engine solutions are trusted by
more than 1,000 leading manufacturers in the industrial, construction,
agricultural, materials handling and electrical power generation markets.
Perkins distributor network provides support wherever needed around the world.
“With products built and
shipped within India, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to serving
customers here with world class products,” said Pankaj Kumar Jha, Perkins
Engines general sales manager for India. “This positions us well to meet the
needs of our Indian customers,” he added.
More than 100,000 Perkins 2000
Series engines are in operation around the world today. The 2506D and 2806D are
6 cylinder, electronic, direct injection engines. They are turbocharged and
air-to-air charge cooled with certifications up to Europe Stage IIIA/U.S. EPA
Tier 3 and to India’s CPCBII emissions standards. Developed from a proven
heavy-duty industrial base, the engines offer superior performance and
reliability. They are part of the 12.5L – 18.1L 2000 Series ElectropaK engine
family, which is the ideal choice for prime and standby power generation from
‘We continue to focus on the
India market, as we have the right products, with the right support network,”
said Abhinav Gupta, Perkins Engines south Asia marketing manager. The Hosur
facility is located 40 kilometres from Bangalore and works to the same high
standards as all other Perkins factories. The team at Hosur has produced the Perkins
1100 Series engines there since 2015. The 4000 Series engines are produced in
Aurangabad, a green field project. Each location is serving the Indian market
with proven engine platforms and technologies.
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