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About Lister Petter

Over the years Lister Petter has become a household name for many companies worldwide. In some places an engine is not just an engine, its a ‘Lister’. Our engines and generating sets can be found on every continent and in almost every country in the World. This has been the back bone of the company and has pushed everybody involved in Lister Petter to achieve more and deliver nothing but the best.

Lister Petter engines are adapted to a diverse range of applications including generating sets, pumps, agricultural machinery, construction plant and emergency equipment operating reliably in all conceivable ambient conditions. From the freezing sub-zero temperatures of China and Northern Russia, to the scorching heat of the deserts in the Middle East, India and the vast plains of Africa.

Over recent years Lister Petter has changed ownership but it is proud to remain a 100% British owned business with all of its manufacturing and assembly still within its home county of Gloucestershire. Having been a major employer for several decades in the small town of Dursley in Gloucestershire, Lister Petter has now moved to modern premises in Hardwicke, about 10 miles from its original home. Here in Hardwicke, Lister Petter has gone through a regeneration with investment being made into new facilities, new state of the art component storage, new production lines, new testing facilities whilst retaining the core values of what Lister Petter has always been.

The future of Lister Petter is bright. Along with our loyal customer base we will see production increase, product capabilities improve and service remain high and always available. We go above and beyond for our customers by offering custom engine builds specifically to the customers requirements. This enables our customers to receive their engines ready to use without the need for re-working to their applications. We do all of that for you.

Our Commitment to Customers

Our customers have always and will always be at the heart of everything Lister Petter does. We will help you design, develop and build the engines that you need for your applications so that you receive a product ready to use. Our vast experience means that we probably already have the specification, we just need to assemble it for you.

We want to build close customer relationships, that way we can all thrive together, help and support where needed to build a long lasting close relationship. Ensuring the highest possible level of service at all times.


Your Lister Petter engine is precision engineered to give years of outstanding reliability and consistent performance in the most extreme temperatures and conditions.