UK-based marine diesel engine specialist Cox Powertrain has chosen Power Equipment as its exclusive distributor for Australia. The Melbourne-based company is the first distributor of Cox’s CXO300, the world’s first 300hp diesel outboard engine, to be named outside of Europe and the US as Cox finalises its global distributor network ahead of the engine’s launch next year.
As a specialist importer of marine and industrial diesel engines since 1990, Power Equipment has earned an excellent reputation as a high-quality supplier of diesel engines in all Australian territories. Through its extensive dealer and branch network, it has the expertise and experience to fulfil the demand for an engine such as the CXO300 in this corner of the globe.
“Power Equipment are very pleased to have secured this highly significant distribution agreement. It is an important step because it makes Power Equipment the only official distributor in Australia who is able to offer 300hp diesel outboards to our market,” says Luke Foster, Power Equipment’s general manager.
“The launch of the CXO300 will shake the Australian market as it is the first high-performance 300hp diesel outboard engine to be introduced. It has been developed to suit the demanding requirements of commercial operators and military vessels as a dedicated diesel engine, unlike some existing engines in the market that have been modified to accept diesel fuel.”
Power Equipment’s managing director, Allan Foster, concluded: “Together with our current extensive network of branches, service centres and independent marine dealers in Australia, we believe the launch of the CXO300 gives us a strong position to lead the diesel outboard market in this region.”