Through the years...
Founder of FG Wilson
The FG Wilson brand’s journey started in 1966 with Fred Wilson and his 6 colleagues in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Today FG Wilson is powering life in over 150 countries with around 670,000 gensets installed since 1990. The world has changed much in that time but the FG Wilson formula of quality, support and value still remains the same more than 50 years later.
The biggest leap for FG Wilson was taken in 1993, when the company relocated into a 70,000 square metre facility in Larne, Northern Ireland. The immense growth and potential of FG Wilson in the European market attracted the attention of Caterpillar Inc and in 2000, FG Wilson became a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar.
FG Wilson in the Philippines
Prior to 1999, FG Wilson gensets were sold primarily by Asia Industries, dealer of Westinghouse Products in the Philippines. It was in 1999, about the same year as FG Wilson Engineering became a fully owned subsidiary of Caterpillar when Powerasia Equipment Resources became the appointed dealer of FG Wilson products. Since that year Powerasia sold 3600 gensets catering to various industries such as banking, agriculture, diesel power plants, water districts, telecoms, hospitals. In 2019, in its bid to consolidate resources, Castlepower took over the dealership of FG Wilson products from Powerasia. Thus Powerasia remain as the service provider of Castlepower.
Timeline and Milestones
Our Small Product Range of generator set models is available from 8 – 220 kVA. Offering a wide selection of prime and standby models at 60 Hz for all applications. Powered by either an EU Stage IIIa Emissions compliant engine for emissions regulated territories or a fuel optimised engine for less stringent global markets.
Our Medium Product Range of generator set models is available from 249 –750 kVA. Offering a wide selection of prime and standby models at 60 Hz for all applications. Powered by either an EU Stage IIIa Emissions compliant engine for emissions regulated territories or a fuel optimised engine for less stringent global markets.
Our Large Product Range of generator set models is
available from 730 - 2500 kVA. These generator
sets are proven in the field and trusted to provide
reliable power for critical applications
including: mini power stations, data
centres, large factories, airports,
hospitals and large retail stores etc.
Available with a 50°C package
option, to ensure efficient operation
in high ambient temperatures, this range
can be customised with bespoke enclosures,
cooling systems and specialised control systems.
FG Wilson has manufacturing facilities on three major continents, Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Europe – Larne (UK)
Asia – Tianjin China, Chinnai India
Americas – Piracicaba Brazil
The strategy is to meet our customers needs locally, resulting in shorter lead times, local component content regulations and reduced emission due to locally sourced parts not being flown around the world.
Across all these facilities the One Global Standard's processes and procedures are adhered to ensuring that all FG Wilson's gensets are designed and developed to the highest standard throughout the world.