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Report: Lister Petter Sold, Name Changed

Posted on April 17, 2014

Venerable U.K. engine manufacturer Lister Petter has been acquired and renamed, according to newspaper reports.

The company, which recently went into administration, has been taken over by the Birmingham, England–based EGL Group and now operates under the name Dorset Road One, one of EGL’s subsidiaries, according to the South Cotswolds Gazette.

The newspaper reported that Lister Petter’s equipment is being packed up and moved to another nearby facility and that Dorset Road One “is contracted to make Lister Petter engines for what remains of the Lister Petter Group.”

The Gazette reported that Trevor Modell, who previously worked as a consultant at Lister, is an EGL director. EGL could not be contacted for comment.

Lister Petter, based in Dursley, England, had roots going back more than 140 years and at its peak had more than 5000 employees and operated factories, distribution, warehouse hubs and customers in more than 160 countries.

The company manufactures engines with power outputs from 2.1 to 258 kW, generator sets from 4.6 to 248 kVA, pumps for irrigation, lighting towers and engine-driven welders. Applications served include construction, agriculture and marine.