Perkins Engines Co. Ltd. has signed a distribution agreement with Clarke Powered Solutions to become a Perkins Engines distributor in the United States beginning 2018. Clarke will provide sales, service and full distribution support for Perkins engines and parts to Perkins customers and original equipment manufacturers in the Midwest and Northeast United States. Clarke will establish its distributorship headquarters in Kansas City, Kans., and manage 44 locations throughout its 24-state territory.

The announcement positions Clarke to join Perkins Power Corp. and Pacific Power Group as the primary Perkins Engines distributors in the United States.

Founded in 1964, Clarke, still family-owned after more than 50 years has long-standing relationships with some of the biggest brands around the world. Grounded in deep engineering expertise, Clarke’s cross-industry offerings are driven by talented employees with expertise in fire pumps, power generation, truck engines and more. Clarke’s products and services have evolved over time to repair to management to innovative predictive services in fleet data analysis. Clarke has been a catalyst for raising standards in custom engineering, diesel engines and trucking industries.

“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,” said Perkins Engines president Ramin Younessi.

“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 as important partnership. We have the capabilities and demonstrated performance to service current Perkins powered fleets and provide local technical support with engineered solutions to our OEM customers.”

The Clarke team will begin servicing and supporting Perkins customers working in partnership with existing providers throughout the first quarter of 2018.

More than 85 years old, Perkins is one of the world’s leading suppliers of off-highway diesel and gas engines in the 4 to 2,000 kW market.