The calendar hitting December is always a bit of a surprise at how fast the year has gone. We’re busy tying up those loose ends and planning for 2020. Much of the year’s rhythm for us is tied to the conferences we attend.
These events allow us to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and tell our story. We had a lot to talk about in 2019 with Perkins unveiling its expanded 2000 Series engine line, the continued interest in the Syncro engines and the Tier 4 options that help customers meet stringent emission standards.
Here’s a quick recap of our travels.
World Ag Expo
If it’s February, that means it’s time for the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. The 52nd annual edition featured almost 1,500 exhibitors spread across 2.6 million square feet. By visiting the heart of California’s Central Valley, this event is a great opportunity to talk about the versatility of Perkins engines as it relates to the wide range of machines used in the agriculture sector.
There’s perhaps no better way to demonstrate the opportunity Perkins offers than the Sundance Trailer that we brought to the show. The trailer allows us to showcase two engines and demonstrate the performance via video displays. It doesn’t hurt that the trailer catches the eyes of conference goers.
Offshore Technology Conference
This global conference in its 50th year was held in May in Houston where we were able to highlight the 2806F-E18TTA IOPU engine, which Perkins launched this summer. The IOPU engine gives customer a complete power solution right out of the box. It’s also Tier 4 and utilizes a DOC rather than an SCR for the exhaust aftertreatment.
The global flavor of this show plays particularly well for Perkins given its world-wide presence and ability to serve customers wherever they are headquartered. Our network of trusted dealers dovetails nicely with the Perkins footprint and offers our customers a similar model to ensure their engines will always be well maintained.
Tree Care Industry Expo
Our trip to Pittsburgh in November for the Tree Care Industry Expo gave us a great opportunity to showcase the 404D-22 SRE engine. The 2.2-liter turbocharged engine provides customers with a powerful, but quiet option. The compact design allows for multiple installation options.
On to 2020
Plans are already underway for return visits to these shows in 2020 where we’ll be ready to talk about our plans for the coming year as well as updates on Perkins products and innovations. We hope to see you then.