BU Power Systems – The Company
As an appointed Perkins distributor the BU Power Group is responsible for sales and after-sales service of Perkins diesel and gas engines in Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Germany, Italy, Poland and the Balkans. The group is present in the respective markets with legally independent companies, each operating under the “BU Power Systems” brand.
The company group evolved from the company “Motoren Bücker & Essing” founded in 1963 in Germany and today maintains service centers, workshops and warehouses in Germany, Italy, Poland, Croatia and Slovenia. The warehouses provide us with more than 7,000 m² of storage space Europe-wide to store a wide range of engines, generator sets and original parts for Perkins.
In 1989 the company adopted its first Perkins contract for North-West Germany. Since 2005 the BU Power Group has been an appointed Perkins dealer with exclusive distribution rights for the German, since 2008 for the Polish and since 2011 for the Italian market. Since 2012 the company has been the official Perkins and Perkins Marine Power distributor for the states of former Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo) and Albania. In October 2016, the BU Power Group became Perkins distributor for Denmark, Greenland and Faroe Islands.
The service portfolio of the BU Power Group extends from sales through spare parts service to the individual services. The sales service includes a qualified product consulting with a conceptual drawing, prototype development, product customization through application management, sourcing and training. A comprehensive after-sales service ensures professional engine support. Through short reaction times, professional management and a high availability of spare parts, BU Service meets the highest Perkins service standard.
As Level-3 certified Perkins distributor BU Power Systems provides its customers with a consistently high quality of service. Fully-equipped service vans guarantee rapid assistance. Our emergency service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether inspection, maintenance, repairs, spare parts service, overhauls, warranty processing or warranty extension – BU Service offers the full range of services relevant to the engine.
BU Power Systems Denmark
Since its foundation in 1896, Fred Rasmussen has worked up a unique knowledge within technical products, especially diesel engines and gears. Fred Rasmussen started up as a bicycle dealer, and started shortly after manufacturing bicycles. In 1906, Fred Rasmussen became importer of NSU cars and motorbikes, became in 1925 a Ford automobile dealer. In 1946 the exclusive distributor agreement with Perkins was signed, in 1965 Rolls Royce and in recent years several other agreements with manufacturers of engines and other equipment for industrial and marine purposes.
Fred Rasmussen became exclusive distributor for Lombardini Marine Engines in 1998, and in 2004 Iveco (FPT) Marine Engines. Fred Rasmussen is also exclusive distributor for Perkins Sabre, Selva Marine, BCS / Twin Disc, Python Drive, PRM Newage, ZF Marine Gear.
In the 1960′ ies and 1970’ies, Fred Rasmussen supplied Perkins engines in large numbers for Dronningborg combines. In these years, the departments of service and spare parts were working round the clock in the harvest period in order to be ready when the farmers needed assistance for their combine. Through the 1970’ies and the 1980’ies the fishing and machine industries enjoyed the engine expertise of Rasmussen. Without exaggerating you can say that Fred Rasmussen has played an important part in the development of danish agriculture, fishing and machine industries.
With the upcoming emission regulations adopted in the EU and USA, diesel engines are undergoing dramatic changes. This increases the demand for Perkins’ distributors for technical training. With the expertise and interest in engines within Fred Rasmussen, there is a big commitment to take up this challenge, keeping the position of Fred Rasmussen as a leading engine specialist.
After 100 years as a family business, Fred Rasmussen became in 1996 part of the CAC group, one of the leading suppliers to the automotive, industrial and marine segments in Denmark, with a turnover of 70 mio. € and 300 employees. Effective from 1 January 2017, BU Power Group has taken over Fred Rasmussen which now operates under “BU Power Systems Denmark ApS” as a legally independent company and has been appointed as official Perkins distributor for Denmark.