China connection

VarityPerkins, part of LucasVarity, has a joint venture agreement with Tianjin Engine Works to manufacture more than 50,000 four and six litre Phase and 1000 series engines a year in China. The £18m investment follows a licence agreement signed three years ago. Initially, engines will be assembled in Tianjin from kits shipped from VarityPerkins’ plant […]

VarityPerkins, part of LucasVarity, has a joint venture agreement with Tianjin Engine Works to manufacture more than 50,000 four and six litre Phase and 1000 series engines a year in China. The £18m investment follows a licence agreement signed three years ago. Initially, engines will be assembled in Tianjin from kits shipped from VarityPerkins’ plant in Peterborough, England. Component manufacture will begin in China next year.