Prestolite Electric Ltd.

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  • Unit 48, The Metropolitan Park, 12-16 Bristol Road
  • UB6 8UP Greenford, Middlesex
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Prestolite Electric is a global  manufacturer and supplier of alternators, starters, auxiliary electrical equipment and services to the transportation, industrial and military industry. Prestolite has a strong heritage dating back to 1911, and includes the Leece-Neville, Motorola, Butec and Lucas CAV brands, resulting in a long history of engineering excellence and innovative products.


In Europe Prestolite supply to more than 40 OEMs, in USA we are the dominant supplier to the Bus, truck, refrigeration and military markets, and in China Prestolite is the number one supplier to the domestic bus and coach industry, supplying over 700k units a year. With manufacturing and distribution locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, China, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong; Prestolite Electric provides customers with access to their application needs for products and services under the Prestolite Electric and Leece-Neville brand names.


A wide global network of distribution associates facilitates product availability, service support and vehicle electrical education to keep vehicles and equipment in the value added mode for the user.


With our central warehouse in London and extended logistical and distribution network, we can reach almost every hidden point in Europe and the neighbouring territories, delivering the right quality products at competitive prices.

Our clients are supported by our committed and experienced teams. We have a complement of 19 people, 11 in sales, 6 in customer service and 2 in marketing. They have multicultural backgrounds extending across 7 countries. They communicate in 10 languages and forge the bridge between different cultures, allowing us to service our European customer base in mainland Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East and seamlessly meet customer expectations.

We  also  have  a  strong  support  network from our very experienced engineering, financial, warranty,  planning  and  technical  support teams based in the UK. They have a wealth of knowledge, they are flexible, solution focused and easy to do business with.

Most of our products are manufactured by our 3000+ employees in our Chinese, American and UK factories with a total production value exceeding 300 million USD and a manufacturing volume of over 2 million units. Our products are developed primarily for our original equipment customer base using the latest technology.

We use the same engineering team and manufacturing processes for our aftermarket products, manufactured in a competitive labour environment providing excellent quality products.


Markets Overview


Prestolite is a specialist supplier to the demanding needs of the public transport and luxury touring industry, supplying OEM‘s in Europe and USA and 85% market share in China, driven by continual development to not just equal, but exceed our competitor offering.



As an OE, OES and Aftermarket manufacturer and distributor we offer a vast range of HGV (truck) starter motors and alternators to ensure fleet productivity. Setting the benchmark with our market leading gear-reduced starter motors and compact alternator range for modern engine requirements.



From pleasure cruisers to lifeboats and fishing boats, we have an extensive range of rotating electrics to suit your marine needs. Fully marinised to withstand the worst that the marine environment can throw at it.



OE and OES supplier to the world’s largest agricultural manufacturers, and we have a vast Aftermarket range to ensure equipment operation when you need it.



Specialist supplier to Thermoking, Carrier, Transicold, Jinghi and other well-known brands with our trademark batteryless systems, and an aftermarket range to power your refrigeration and aircon systems.


An extensive range of products for gensets, mining, construction and off-highway equipment, designed with the hard working and dusty environment in mind.



An expanding range of product for your light commercial fleet, the perfect accompliment to our heavy duty range.



Prestolite have a selection of specialist and unique products for the rail industry. These high performance starter motors and alternators are relied upon to ensure the trains run on time.



Ensure that your frontline and support vehicles are always ready with genuine, brand new

(not reconditioned) Prestolite products

Range of services

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We have developed world-class manufacturing, distribution and service capabilities focused on delivering the products of our customer’s need, when they need them.  Our technological leadership will ensure that the products and systems we supply continue to exceed customer requirements.  Constant emphasis on operational excellence and continuous improvement allows us to perform at world competitive prices.

We will continue to grow through market penetration, product development, product line expansion, external alliances, and acquisitions.  This growth is intended to further enhance our ability to serve customers on a worldwide basis.

Prestolite specializes in the design, development, and production of electrical systems under quality management system of ISO/TS 16949:2009 and ISO9001:2015 for the heavy duty 12 and 24V, marine, industrial, military and commercial vehicle markets.  Our Lean and Six Sigma programs constantly enhance our range of starter motors and alternators to offer the absolute best in performance, reliability, and durability.

Prestolite’s international network of the latest computer aided design (CAD) tools enables our engineers to pool knowledge and challenge traditional thinking.  Concept designs are analyzed through finite element techniques prior to prototyping and extensive performance testing is undertaken through DFSS simulation of actual working conditions before final design and manufacture.Our enormous technical resources ensure that we have a constant flow of new products ready for release to the market.

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Prestolite Electric Ltd. Unit 48, The Metropolitan Park, 12-16 Bristol Road UB6 8UP Greenford, Middlesex United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland +44 208231137


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Prestolite Electric Ltd. Unit 48, The Metropolitan Park, 12-16 Bristol Road UB6 8UP Greenford, Middlesex United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland +44 208231137

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Automechanika 2016

13.09.2016 - 17.09.2016 Hall: 3.0 Stand: F 48