Lister Petter
Predecessor Petters Limited and R A Lister and Company
Founded 1986
Headquarters , England
Products engines

Lister Petter is a British company that manufactures internal combustion engines for industrial applications.

It was formed in 1986 from the merger of Petters Limited and R A Lister and Company. At that time the company was part of the Hawker Siddeley Group, but today L-P is independent. Its products are in the smaller end of the diesel engine market, ranging from single-cylinder air-cooled engines of 2.7 horsepower (the 'Zeta' series) up to the 64 horsepower 'Delta' engine. One higher-horsepower engine of up to 335 horsepower, the 'Omega' is also produced. The engine designs range from modern high-speed turbodiesels (such as the 'Gamma' or 'Omega' engines) to traditional single-cylinder medium-speed types such as the 'A-Series' and 'Phi' types.

Lister-Petter engines are generally used in stationary industrial and agricultural applications such as pumping and electricity generation- indeed, the company produces a range of complete generator sets and units equipped for welding, as well as in-house pumping sets, as well as supplying engines to other equipment manufacturers. L-P engines are widely exported, especially for use in irrigation projects. The company also maintains the long tradition of both its founder companies in supplying engines for marine applications both as prime mover engines for small vessels and as auxiliary power units in larger ones.

Lister Petter's main product, the 'Alpha' series of sub-2-litre engines, is also available in spark ignition forms for running on natural gas or propane.

The company's head quarters and manufacturing facility are in Dursley, Gloucestershire, formerly the headquarters of R A Lister and Company. Lister Petter have agents in France, the USA, China and India, which market their products and carry out final assembly of larger items such as generating sets from imported parts.

The Engines are used in a lot of small construction plant like Dumpers and Generator sets, but modern light 3 and 4 cylinder Japanese engines are becoming more popular for some applications, like mini diggers and dumpers.

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