Perkins Engines

Case Study

Peterborough-based Perkins is one of the world’s leading providers of diesel engines and has an  88-year history and more than 21 million engines behind it. To ensure its engines were as environmentally sound as possible, Perkins took the decision some 15 years ago to work with Trimite to switch from solvent to water-based solutions to greatly reduce its VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions and overall environmental impact.  

Since then Perkins has worked with Trimite to develop its paints further, maintaining quality while continually reducing environmental impact. In 2017, Trimite converted Perkin’s UK factory in Stafford from using solvent-based two component engine coatings to a water-based, one component product.

All the paints used by Perkins undergo rigorous accelerated life testing which ensures every engine sold has proven, long-lasting protection against a range of corrosion factors including weathering, UV, resistance to fluids and colour retention.

The appearance of Perkins engines is incredibly important to our customers as it is to us, (…) It’s important we do justice to the quality of our engines and meet our customer’s expectations with a finish of equal quality.

Will Astbury

manufacturing advanced planning and global support - Perkins