The 1990s: Managing the Changes

1990 opened with good news as Perkins received the Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement for the Prima engine, one of the world’s first high speed direct-injection engines.

Under the direction of the new Managing Director, Tony Gilroy, a new era of Total Quality began with full training to every employee and the instilling of a new philosophy and awareness. In-house machining was reduced to major components with the emphasis on assembly, test and finish to the highest standards meeting customer expectations.

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