Perkins Names Midwest/Northeast Distributor
By Mike Osenga15 January 2018
Perkins Engines Co. Ltd. has signed a distribution agreement with Clarke Powered Solutions as a Perkins Engines distributor in the United States beginning in 2018. Clarke will provide sales, service and distribution support for Perkins engines and parts to Perkins customers and original equipment manufacturers in the Midwest and Northeast United States.
Perkins said Clarke will establish its distributorship headquarters in Kansas City, Kan., and manage 44 locations throughout its 24-state territory. Clarke joins Perkins Power Corp. (PPC), Orange Park, Fla., and Pacific Power Group (PPI) Vancouver, Wash., as the Perkins Engines distributors in the USA. The territory had previously been covered by Power Great Lakes, Wood Dale, Ill.
“This is the beginning of a significant partnership and I am very excited to be working with Clarke Powered Solutions as we develop our collective capabilities and align our forces to deliver a consistently excellent end-user experience to current and new customers,” Perkins Engines President Ramin Younessi said.
“The appointment represents a great opportunity for Clarke to expand and support Perkins’ customer base,” said Kirk Andreae, president of Clarke Powered Solutions. “Clarke has served customers in this industry for more than 50 years and we are proud to have such an important partnership. We have the capabilities and demonstrated performance to service current Perkins powered fleets and provide local technical support with engineered solutions to the OEM customers.” The Clarke team will begin servicing and supporting Perkins customers working in partnership with existing providers throughout the first quarter of 2018, Andreae said.
Clarke Power Services Inc. has been known for its position in on-highway and off-highway trucks for over 50 years. The company specializes in Detroit Diesel, MTU, Mercedes Benz Trucks, Allison Transmission, and Sterling Trucks.
Among other Clarke Group companies is Clarke Fire Protection Products, a subsidiary company of Clarke Power Services, Inc., which manufactures and supports of diesel engines related to components used in stationary fire protection systems. Clarke Power Generation, designs, assembles, tests, and sells gen-sets used in the industrial, commercial, and residential industries.