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ABOUT  LISTER PETTER AFRICA
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Lister Petter Africa (Pty) Ltd is an independent partner of The Directech Group Of Companies and is the exclusive distributor for Lister Petter products in Southern Africa. In addition to a full range of products for power generation, irrigation and dewatering applications, Lister Petter Africa also offers a range of spare parts for both current production and classic engines.

Designed for the harshest environment, Lister Petter engines are particularly popular for applications where usage 24/7 is necessary. With proven reliability and unbeatable through life costs, Lister Petter engines have been first choice for many sectors of industry throughout the African continent.

Lister Petter has a reputation for providing high quality and durable solutions, especially for generating power & pumping water. Such is the Lister Petter quality that Genuine Spare Parts are still available for engines last produced more than 35 years ago.

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LISTER PETTER  HISTORY
Founder of Lister Petter Robert Ashton for Lister Africa about us and history
Robert Ashton Lister was born on the 4th February 1845 at The Rivers in Dursley, Gloucestershire.
In 1867 Mr Robert Ashton Lister founded his new company to produce agricultural equipment. This included simple equipment like cream separators and other dairy and sheep shearing machinery, petrol, oil and gas engines, tractors, tractor ploughs and automatic electric lighting plants.
This all started the process off to become what is now known as Lister Petter.
In recognition of his success as both a businessman and his time as a valued member of parliament, in 1911 he was given an honourable Knighthood for all his hard work and achievements.
In 1929, at the age of 84, Sir Robert Ashton Lister passed away. His legacy and products are still at the heart of Lister Petter in many ways.
1929 First diesel engines produced by R A Lister in Dursley
In 1929, Sir Robert died at the age of 84, and in the same year the first of Lister’s own design of “CS” (cold start) diesel engine was made. With one cylinder and producing 9 horsepower (6.7 kW), it became known as the Lister 9-1. This was quickly followed by the 5-1, 10-2, 18-2 and 38-4, all in 1930; the 27-3 in 1931; and 3-1, CD and CE in 1933. Lister engines were traditionally painted a mid-range shade of Brunswick Green, which continues to be used today by Lister Petter.
The CS is a slow-running (600 rpm) reliable engine, suitable for driving electric generators or irrigation pumps. CS type engines gained a reputation for longevity and reliability, especially in Commonwealth countries, to which they were widely exported. Some CS engines ran practically continuously for decades in agricultural, industrial and electrical applications.
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LISTER PETTER  TODAY
UK Manufacturing, distributed worldwide.
Lister Petter proudly continues to manufacture diesel engines and associated products at its modern production facility in Hardwicke, Gloucestershire, just 11 miles away from its original home at Long Street, Dursley.
Through its longstanding network of loyal and experienced distributors, Lister Petter continues to have a global reach, exporting to every continent and most countries throughout the world.

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