HISTORY

We’ve compiled a brief history of Peninsula Power Products, from our humble beginnings to where we are today.

PPP - history
PPP - history
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BRIEF HISTORY

1965. Established as Victor Kent Diesel.
1974. Sold and renamed BTR Power Products (Pty) Ltd.
1985. Sold to a Namibian private investor, name changed to Peninsula Industries (Pty) Ltd trading as Peninsula Power Products.
1998. Current owners acquired shareholding:
  • Alistair Lockhart
  • Ian Carrick
  • Bruce Lockhart

SINCE 2000

2000.Became Perkins and Perkins Sabre dealer.
2001. Awarded distribution rights for Twin Disc Marine gearboxes for Southern Africa.
2002. Became the top selling Perkins engine dealer in Southern Africa.
2003. Became Lister and Northern Lights dealer.
2004. Signed a dealership with MAN Marine engines. Established the Port Elizabeth branch in the Eastern Cape.
2006. Awarded MTU dealership for the Eastern Cape.
2007. Started selling Iveco G-drives through Salister Diesel and sold first two NEF Marine engines.
2008. Purchased our 1750 m2 premises in Cape Town. Appointed as John Deere Marine dealer by SA distributor New Way Engineering.
2009. Sold 42 John Deere Marine engines and 30 complete gensets from 40kva to 1000kva.
 
 

SINCE 2010

2010.Continued growth in engine sales, especially with John Deere.
2012.Awarded distribution of the FPT (previously known as IVECO) brand in Southern Africa.
2014.Started importing VM Motori engines and spare parts from Italy.
2016.Awarded local dealership for MWM engines & parts.
2016.BEE Status changed to Level 2.
2017.Started marketing Scania Marine & Industrial engines.
2017.Experianced growth in the generator division with own brand namely ‘Penpower Diesel Generators’
2018.Due to continued growth in industrial standby generators, formed a new company to focus on assembly and distribution of gensets.
2019.Awarded Marine dealership for Baudouin engines, providing a wide range of heavy duty engines up to 1400hp.
 
 

Our Directors

Bruce Lockhart
Ian Carrick
Alistair Lockhart