Brief History

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

Peninsula Power Products South Africa is a power generation equipment distributor founded in Cape Town in 1995 as a subsidiary of the Australian Peninsula Power Products group. The company quickly gained a reputation for providing high-quality power solutions and excellent customer service, expanding its product range to include diesel and gas generators, transfer switches, and control panels. With branches in Johannesburg and Durban, Peninsula Power Products South Africa serves customers across various industries and offers technical support, maintenance, repair services, and spare parts inventory. The company continues to invest in new technologies to meet customers’ evolving needs.

Established as Victor Kent Diesel. PenPower started in 1965
Sold and renamed to BTR Power Products (Pty) Ltd. 1974 - BTR Power Products (Pty) Ltd

Became the top selling Perkins engine dealer in Southern Africa.

Perkins Dealer

  • Alistair Lockhart
  • Ian Carrick
  • Bruce Lockhart

Since 2000

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

Since 2010

Continued growth in engine sales, especially with John Deere.
Awarded distribution of the FPT (previously known as IVECO) brand in Southern Africa. FPT Dealer
Started importing VM Motori engines and spare parts from Italy. 2014 - VM Motori engines
Awarded local dealership for MWM engines & parts.

BEE Status changed to Level 2.

Started marketing Scania Marine & Industrial engines. Scania Dealer
Experienced growth in the generator division with its own brand namely ‘Penpower Diesel Generators’ 2017 - Penpower Diesel Generators

Due to continued growth in industrial standby generators, formed a new company to focus on assembly and distribution of gensets.

Awarded Marine dealership for Baudouin engines, providing a wide range of heavy-duty engines up to 1400hp. Sold first of four 32 litre (1000HP) Baudouin engines into Namibia for a bottom trawler. Baudouin Dealer

Since 2020

Sold 21 Scania Marine engines to a local boatyard for powering newly built vessels for export to oil & gas company in West Africa. Scania Dealer
Major renovations undertaken at Paarden Eiland premises include new flooring in the PDG workshop, reception area, offices and a new enlarged showroom. 2022 - Major renovations undertaken

Our Directors

Bruce Lockhart

Bruce Lockhart

Ian Carrick

Ian Carrick

Alistair Lockhart

Alistair Lockhart