Perkins Engines to open joint-venture plant in Georgia

Perkins Engines, a Caterpillar company, and its partner for sub-60-horsepower engines, Ishikawajima Shibaura Machinery, announced plans on Friday to open a small engine manufacturing facility in Griffin, Georgia. Production at the plant will begin in summer 2004, and will be based on the Perkins 400 Series – a range of two-, three- and four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, indirect-injection engines. Currently all Perkins 400 Series engines are manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Peterborough, England. The Griffin facility will also build the Caterpillar 3003C to 3024CT family of engines, which is based on the same platform as the Perkins 400 Series.