These are the top generator manufacturers that should come to mind when you think about buying or renting a generator.
First on our top 10 generator manufacturers is Action. This is an international company with their headquarters in Dubai. They offer varied sizes of power generators depending on the power required and the size of the project. The largest demand they have is between units 500KVA and 1250KVA.Some of their generators run separately whilst others are attached to each other to form a small power station.
Founded in Netherlands Aggreko has spread out to six countries in different continents. It has offices established in Western Europe, the United States and Australia, and smaller numbers of locations in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. It boasts of being the sole temporary power provider during the Beijing Olympic Games (2008) and the London Olympic Games (2012).
They provide generators from 15KVA to 2000KVA in single units, as well as multi-megawatt packages using 1250KVA units, which are attached together. It is the first company on our top 10 generators manufacturers list that provide the packages.They have generators for both small and large –scale construction projects. It is important to note that Aggreko does not sell the equipment but instead it offers it clientele power packages inclusive of engineering and design to commission and operation.
KOHLER-SDMO (SDMO Industries)
KOHLER-SDMO is the leader in France and the 3rd largest manufacturer of generators worldwide. The company designs, manufactures and markets standard generating sets ranging from 1 kVA to 3000 kVA, which meet all power requirements. SDMO® Industries also puts its engineering expertise into practice to meet the most specific demands by designing tailor-made power plants. The company offers a complete turn-key service: from the design to the installation. The dynamism of its customer services policy guarantees a long-term operability for facilities throughout the world.
Atlas Copco was founded back in 1873.The company offers portable and stationary generators. Their standard model provide power from 1, 6 till 2250kVA. The company works with contractors from all over the world. It hopes to balance its market penetration by direct operations and localized dealers. They are dedicated to innovation and their power generators are tested and engineered for a long life performance.
Atlas Copco’s QES mobile generator range is the most practical predictable power choice offering the perfect balance between performance and affordability to seamlessly meet the standby power requirements of the general construction and rental industries.
These generators are designed and engineered with the customer’s requirements top of mind to provide the best air delivery solution that combines performance, efficiency, reliability, safety and convenience. “Our stance is that the generator belongs to the customers so give it to them the way they want it,” said David Stanford, Atlas Copco Power Technique Business Line Manager.
The generators feature a user-friendly QC controller with independent control and power panels and can also be started remotely. The machines are ready to operate in just a few seconds; from a cold start only two clicks are required to power and full stable power is reached in ten seconds.
Caterpillar is one of the reputable top 10 generator manufacturers in the whole world. They offer the biggest range of specifications available. Their diesel generators are set with 7.5 to 17,550 kVA of power potential for different projects. Each of their generators is manufactured for optimal performance. Their generators have features such as hardened crankshafts, large bearing areas, high-strength blocks and steel backed aluminum alloy bearings to ensure longer life cycles. It has dealers in almost every country and offers expert services and support through their localized dealerships.
Pramac’s expertise on generators goes back to 1966, creating high technological experience which is today the most important advantage of their company.
With its vertically integrated manufacturing process, Pramac ensures that all products are designed and delivered with top quality and high performance to reach perfect customer satisfaction. The entire process needs high quality components where Pramac relies on its strong strategic relationship with first level component partners.
Africa is one of the most important markets for Pramac as a global generator manufacturer both for DIESEL and GAS generators. Energy demand in Africa keeps growing with a tremendous speed and the region needs high quality, long lasting products to answer this demand. Pramac has been focusing on this market for a long time now and that gives them very good and sustainable results, thanks to their dedicated regional team and long term local partners.
Cummins is a world leader in the design and manufacture of engines and power generation equipment. It provides generator sets with 15KVA and 500KVA power potential. They offer single-source warranty, planned maintenance, and constant emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well as back-up power rental through their network of suppliers. The key business for Cummins Middle East comes from Dubai, UAE but the company has seen growth in business activity in Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.
FG Wilson designs and manufactures diesel and gas generator sets. FG Wilson has just launched the next generation of diesel powered rental generator sets the Professional Rental Operator (PRO).Its highly-demanded generators are mostly used in construction sites varying from 6.8 – 2,500 kVA. Nevertheless, the company offers gensets from 10KVA to 2200KVA to meet clients’ demand. It provides mechanical support from pre-sales and after sales support for installation, commissioning, and undertaking of AMC contracts. The company’s business comes from the Middle East region including Iraq and Afghanistan.
Himoinsa manufactures and distributes generators worldwide. They offer diesel and gas, hybrid power gensets, lighting towers and paralleling systems. HIMOINSA’s heavy range of diesel generators is available from 670kVA-3.000kVA and the industrial range (4kVA-800kVA). The company is a vertical manufacturer; this guarantees it has total control over the production process and upsurges efficiency. The company can design and tailor products to meet customer’s specifications on each project. It is one aspect that makes them unique in this list of top generators manufacturers in the world.
Manlift Power offers cutting-edge power solutions through its wide-ranging fleet of power generators.Their generators are built specially for tough conditions and extreme temperatures and have big internal fuel tanks for round-the-clock running. They range from 30 KVA to 2000KVA. Manlift Power has a fleet of 800kVA and 1,250kVA generators specially designed to meet the full demands of their rental customers.
PCA POWER Co., Ltd
PCA POWER Co., Ltd is a dynamically developing company that has become a leading manufacturer of diesel gensets in Turkey and has the highest rating among the leading manufacturers of generator sets in the world.
The main business of the company is focused on designing, manufacturing, installation and after-sales service of diesel generator sets in the range of capacities from 7.5 kVA to 3300 kVA. The management of the company PCA POWER Co., Ltd certified quality system TS / ISO 9001, CSC, ISO 14001 environmental system and CE. The stable philosophy of the company “THE POWER OF CHOICE”, is to ensure the high quality of diesel generators to customers in more than 50 countries.
The company has a wide distribution network offering comprehensive solutions in various industries all over the world including hotels, hospitals, telecommunications, finance, civil aviation and transport, energy, oil and gas mining, mining and chemical industries. They implements technologies according weather requirement and market demand. Their generators loading balance is up to the data sheet.
C.G.M. GRUPPI ELETTROGENI SRL
Since 1980, C.G.M. GRUPPI ELETTROGENI SRL have consolidated their experience in the design, construction and maintenance of electric power generators of various sizes and powers, destined for multiple sectors.
Over the years the company located in Arzignano has become a reference point in Italy and in the world with over 48,000 generators ( 50 Hz and 60 Hz ), produced in 35 years and sold on six continents.
The company has a design dedicated for Africa which guarantees 48 degrees temperature with standard configurations, simple panels able to be used for professionals and non professionals costumers, moreover as the transport cost is quite important, they have designed all their canopies in order do stack and reduce the landed price of the generators.
AUSONIA designs, manufactures and sells a wide range of standard and customized gensets solutions in the range from 5 kVA to 3000 kVA.
Within its tried & tested products offering, Ausonia includes AC generators, DC Generators, Co-generation and Tri-generation systems (CHP/CCHP), Hybrid DC Gensets and Battery Systems, Renewables-integrated Power solutions, Low & Medium Voltage Power Plants, Mobile Gensets on wheels and many others power systems configurations.
Based on almost 90 years of experience in the gensets business, with thousands of installations across the globe for different industries (Telecom, Oil&Gas, Mining, Defence, Transportation, HealthCare), the company recommends to look, not only at the immediate expenditure for buying the Genset (CAPEX), but also at the experience, reliability and engineering capability of the manufacturer, as well as to the expected product lifetime and total cost of ownership (TCO).
Algen Power Generation
Algen Power Generation is a South African based company that is wholly focused on the Design, Manufacturing and Distribution of Engine Driven Generators and related products.
The company incorporates the most unique and modern concepts in their processes, thereby ensuring all round “Quality and Value”. Algen Power Generation also specializes in providing custom-built packages to meet their client’s specific requirements.
Their products only incorporate original top quality products and no cheap equivalents are tolerated. Their generators are manufactured in house in their factory and undergo stringent quality checks and testing before being dispatched.
The company offers a comprehensive after sales service including, general maintenance or servicing and breakdown services.
BRUNO has been committed to invest in research and innovation to better meet the needs of an evolving global market through designing new line of products which includes compact, reliable and ultra-silent generating sets.
All production processes are managed internally and all the production plants are located in Italy. Their gensets are designed for mining and are able to work in the worst environmental conditions. They are ideal for heavy duty applications for many hours every day and suitable for use in quarries and the construction sector.
The company’s products are equipped with lithium batteries which are characterized by a high number of recharges. It is possible to combine the generator’s use with lithium batteries which are the result of a great research process made by a company of their group along with solar panels. This series stands out for the reduction of maintenance costs because by combining the use of solar panels, lithium batteries and generators, it is possible to reduce the maintenance operation’s hours to once a year.
They also have gensets ‘Fusteq series’ which are characterized by a very low noise level, by the innovative VSi cooling system controlled by variable speed inverter with electric radiator and stand out for the low fuel consumption.
They are fully customizable and ideal for rental, construction, mining, oil and gas, events and movie industry by ensuring the best performances under heavy and extreme working conditions also with high LAT (> 50° C) at continuous rating.
ALİMAR, from its establishment to now has been full of determination to fulfill its targets thanks to its meticulous working style and high confidence it has established in the eye of its partners and customers.
Under the light of its experiences in the generator sector, ALİMAR manufactures at its plant in Balıkesir under the brands of EURO ENERGY and ALİMAR.
As a result of its successful and excellent operations, ALİMAR brings many world brands to the Turkey distributorship of which MITSUBISHI GENERATORS is in the first place with its precious customers.
Inmesol company has been an important manufacturer of generator sets in a period of industrial maturity; it is present in a large number of markets and continues to multiply its production capacity. In Africa, they are present in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Angola among others.
The generating sets that INMESOL manufactures are in high demand both as a main supply in places where there is no electricity grid or as an emergency supply in places where the electric network exists and are installed in case of a power failure.
Inmesol’s generators are very unique in that they are robust, are both open and soundproof with a wide range of tables and other options can be adapted for all applications in the market.
Grupel‘s gensets are manufactured with materials and components of high-quality that come from European manufacturing. The company manufactures standard power generators as well as special projects, adapted to each clients needs.
In Portugal, Grupel is the national leader in the manufacture of generators. They offer highly qualified technical assistance and spare parts service adapted to every need. Their production unit located in Portugal has over 24,000m² for the production and commercialization worldwide of a wide range of generators ranging from 3 kVA to 3500kVA.
Teksan provides diesel, natural & biogas generator sets, lighting towers, cogeneration – trigeneration and hybrid power systems with comprehensive technical services. It exports approximately 65% of its production.
The company distinguish themselves from other competitors through their technological infrastructure, R&D experience and innovative solutions. Teksan Synchronization Systems, Hybrid Power Systems and Cogeneration-Trigeneration Solutions,Super Silent Canopy Technology, Composite Canopy are good examples for the efficient and sustainable energy solutions of the future.
Composite Canopy, the latest innovation in Teksan’s product range, provides ease in storage via its compact design and reduces assembly time by 50% thanks to its less fragmented body parts. In contrast to its curvy structure that is made of composite material, the canopy is impact-resistant and can be used outdoors during all the seasons thanks to its anti-corrosion characteristic.
GELEC Energy targets the energy market, while providing an alternative to a market traditionally powered by diesel generators,thanks to bio-fuel solutions.
GELEC first designed a range of simple, reliable generators that meet the essential needs of the most frequent users to offer measured investment and maintenance costs. The entire production is built under the ISO 9001 procedure and is marketed under three grams of industrial generators from 8 to 2000 kVA, diesel and/or bio-fuel and soundproofed, single phase or three phase, sharing a maximum of common standardized elements for a cost price content and also easier maintenance.
They are committed to providing an accessible alternative to the consumer with first class quality at a price below current practices.
YorPower design products specifically adapted to suit the African climate and environment and are globally recognised for the reliability and lasting performance of their generators and associated equipment as well as for their expert level of customer service.
Compared to the ‘standard build’ design of the main global genset assemblers, the YorPower genset has many features that would be considered as extras by the big 3. They include as standard, a Bunded base, Battery Isolator, Rental style canopy which is far more robust and fit for the African market, Forklift pockets on all sizes, easily configurable DSE controllers and a 24 month warranty.
The YorPower genset is also comprised of the right Engine, Alternator and Controller as well as filters to ensure it is both suitable for conditions and the local fuel which can sometimes be contaminated.
A recent investment in their testing facilities now means they can test up to 3000kVA machines at 11kV.This new facility was completed in late April 2019 and incorporates a fully controlled environment for acoustics and noise level testing as well as system controls output.