Perkins Advanced Testing Center opened
Perkins (Perkins) Engine Co., Ltd. invested 190 million pounds to build a state-of-the-art test center at its Peterborough headquarters in the United Kingdom to support the development of existing and future products. In the past 3 years, Perkins' Global Engine Development Center (GED) has installed 12 brand new verification test stands and one rotating test stand, and has carried out upgrade projects for the other 5 test stands. Thanks to this facility, Perkins’ newly-developed engine with level 4 emission standards has passed the most stringent verification test. This project is Perkins’s another major investment after Peterborough’s world-class crankshaft machining center. It was launched in November 2009. Perkins President Gwenne Henricks said: “When we announced this upgrade project three years ago, it was undoubtedly a major news. Today this fully upgraded facility has become a far-reaching reality.” “I think it’s far-reaching. The impact is due to multiple reasons: First, it reflects the production quality and capabilities of Perkins headquarters factory; it makes our employees’ future career development more secure; it will provide customers with better quality engines, and the processes used will save time and Energy; more importantly, it conveys a strong message: Perkins is always at the forefront of engine design and manufacturing process and delivered product management." GED has nearly 50 test benches and other dedicated benches that can perform a variety of complex Verification testing, including performance and emissions, mechanical development, durability, and transient development.
GED General Manager Robin Woodward said: "Our vision is to build a highly flexible test center that can support our long-term needs. These new test benches add tremendous capabilities to us and allow us to fully develop and test manufacturing Engines, so that they can truly suit customers and specific applications."
By investing in the construction of advanced facilities, rather than outsourcing most of the testing procedures to other companies, Perkins will be able to better control the time when the product is put on the market, thereby serving the entire customer base more effectively.
Woodwell added: "This test center will allow our customers to enjoy the best quality assurance. The new test bed can help us replicate the operation methods of our customers' mechanical products, thereby shortening the time for field testing. In other words, our The test speed will be faster than before. Our test bench can also operate 24 hours a day and is more efficient. Not only can customers get supplies faster, but all the delivered engines are verified and absolutely meet their specific requirements. "
In addition to benefiting customers, the new test bed also achieves an important business goal for Perkins, which is to reduce its environmental impact.
"The new testing center also helps us achieve a long-term goal: to reduce carbon footprints," Han Guien said. "At present, there are three test benches that can generate renewable electricity and return the electricity to the substation, thereby reducing our dependence on the main grid. In this way, we are expected to save 500 megawatt hours of electricity each year, equivalent to 272 tons of carbon dioxide. This is one An encouraging start, and as more test benches use regenerative technology, it will help further save energy."
Speaking of Perkins’ latest investment in manufacturing processes, the Secretary of State for Commerce and Enterprise Mark Prisk said: “An important part of the government’s development plan is to make the UK the best location for business investment in Europe. I am very happy Perkins. Engine Co., Ltd. invested 190 million pounds to build an advanced testing facility in Peterborough. This is another good proof that companies from all walks of life are so confident in the British manufacturing industry.