First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Diesel engine manufacturer Perkins is strengthening its aftermarket activities, including new remanufacturing options, in a bid to help its customers do more with less.
For the first time at a show, the company’s aftermarket business had its own stand at this month's bauma event, staffed by product support engineers.
“Economically, everyone is tightening their belts and trying to get as much out of their investments as possible,” said marketing manager Siobhan Scott. “They’re running their engines as long as they can. We’re looking at what customers need from a long-term perspective.”
With this in mind, Perkins has a new range of diesel particulate filter (DPF) options for the aftermarket. Customers can choose from new parts, new-for-old exchanges or remanufactured components. The remanufactured option is being launched at Bauma.
The ‘new-for-old’ option allows customers to hand back a used DPF and get a new replacement for it. With remanufactured components, Perkins does whatever is required to bring the DPF back up to factory standards and then give clients a substantial saving compared to the price of a new part.
Remanufacturing involves a series of operations, including a pre-clean, then a deep clean, with demineralised water. The DPF is then checked three times by blowing air through it, then checking it with visible light and infrared light, to ensure it contains no blockages.