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Perkins Engines Company Limited was founded on June 7, 1932 in Peterborough.
The priority direction of the company was the creation of diesel engines intended for use in industry, construction, agriculture, as well as for generators and loaders operating on diesel fuel.
The founders of the company are Charles Wallace Chapman and Frank Perkinson, who were united by the desire to create a high-speed diesel engine, which in technical characteristics was not inferior to gasoline analogues.
Chapman, a design engineer by training, became Perkins Engines CTO and secretary, owning a 10% stake in the company.
For 10 years, he worked side-by-side with his partner, after which he decided to return to RNVR, while remaining a consultant to Perkins.
The companions' first development was the high-speed 4-cylinder Vinex engine, released in 1932.
Already in 1935, the company's power units will win 6 prizes, setting world records in Brooklands racing competitions in Surrey.
From that moment, the success of the company was guaranteed, and before the start of WWII, in its arsenal were engines of two versions - these are P4 and P6.
At the end of the war, Perkins opened a line of licensed representations that produced and sold new-generation diesel engines.