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Power and passion from Penske



Making a presence felt at the Heavy Haul Conference in Perth was Penske Australia, a leading supplier of the world’s finest heavy duty trucks, diesel and gas engines, and power systems. 

Distributing brands such as Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus, Dennis Eagle, Detroit, and Allison, it operates across the most dynamic markets including on-highway and various off-highway industries such as rail, mining, power generation, construction and industrial, marine, oil and gas, agriculture, and defence. 

As well, the company represents aftermarket products from leading oil, coolant, and filter brands. 

Penske Australia is also the national distributor of Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ mtu brand, supplying generator sets as well as complete turnkey solutions from design, engineering, and manufacturing through to installation, commissioning, and aftersales support. 

Services include the provision of rail traction engines, control systems, and under-floor power packs. Coupled with extensive aftersales maintenance and support, including the mtu ValueCare range of agreements for products and services, Penske Australia offers comprehensive and customised support to meet the unique needs of clients. 

The popular mtu Series 4000 diesel engine for locomotive and train set applications is EU IIIB certified, boasting impressive environmental credentials. Featuring low emissions, noise, and vibration levels, along with low fuel consumption and high power to weight ratios, the engine is both clean and economical. 

Penske Australia’s engineering team designs, delivers, and installs complete traction system solutions for new applications and re-powers including engines, transmissions, alternators, and other peripheral equipment.  

Re-powering is the economical alternative to the purchase of new locomotives, as it delivers low operating and maintenance costs, cleaner, quieter movement, and increased uptime and reliability. 

Spreading the good word about Penske at the conference was the company’s Business Manager for Rail, Greg Gilkes, who said the event offered an opportunity to meet with representatives from a range of different businesses. 

“We deal with a lot of heavy haul equipment, including mtu-powered locomotives for the likes of Pacific National, Qube, SCT Logistics, and KiwiRail in New Zealand,” he said.

The conference was organised by Informa Australia.