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Lister Petter’s Still Alive

Posted on May 12, 2014

The former chief executive of venerable U.K. engine builder Lister Petter said the group continues to operate and to trade around the world from its headquarters in the United Arab Emirates.

Bryan Draper, who maintains an unspecified role with the company (more details of the company's management structure are expected in the coming weeks), denied reports that Lister Petter has been renamed following the acquisition of its U.K.-based assembly plant by Birmingham, England-based engineering company EGL after Lister Petter had been placed in administration.

Draper said that “the Lister Petter name remains and is still in business, running trading operations in the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, South Africa and New Zealand with its head office in Dubai.”

He added that EGL had historically been a significant supplier to Lister Petter and that as part of its reorganization, Lister Petter has outsourced its U.K. manufacturing to EGL.  Draper said the main Lister Petter factory in Dursley, England, has closed and EGL has purchased the assets. He said that Lister Petter continues to make three models of its engines, including the Alpha diesel, at its factory in Olathe, Kansas, U.S.A., where it also carries out engine rebuild work.

More information will be available in the June issues of Diesel Progress International Edition and Diesel Progress North American edition.