DENSO to be part of £13m UK grant to support future engine development
Coventry (UK) – Perkins Engines Company Limited has secured a multi-million pound grant from the British Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop innovative off-highway diesel engine technologies.
The total £25.1m project will be led by Perkins’ Peterborough facility but will be delivered in partnership with the Coventry office of DENSO INTERNATIONAL UK, Loughborough University, Imperial College London and CMCL Innovations in Cambridge.
The £13m government and industry grant, secured through the APC, has been awarded to Perkins to support the development of innovative technologies for UK built off-highway diesel engines which are exported worldwide.
As the construction and industrial diesel engine market continues to demand improved fuel consumption, the project will focus on meeting this need while delivering low CO2 technologies on the next generation of engines.
“This collaboration with DENSO INTERNATIONAL UK, Loughborough University, Imperial College London and CMCL Innovations, each of who we have worked closely with over the years, is focused on engine performance, fuel economy and exhaust emission improvements and will support the development of innovative technologies for off-highway diesel engine applications,” said Mark Stratton, general manager Perkins medium engines.
As well as advancing CO2 reduction technologies, around 175 jobs will be created by the partnership between now and 2018.
About DENSO Corporation
- DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs nearly 140,000 people. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com
About DENSO INTERNATIONAL UK
- DENSO INTERNATIONAL UK is part of DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE B.V., the European Headquarters of DENSO, located in Weesp, the Netherlands. It was DENSO’s first European office, set up in 1973. Including both OE and aftermarket activities DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE now has a total of 18 manufacturing sites and seven sales offices across Europe with over 14,000 employees. DENSO has engineering laboratories and testing centres in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Sweden where engineers carry out intensive research and develop into new technologies prior to their market launch. In addition, DENSO has two manufacturing plants and a sales office in the UK.