Pacific Insight Electronics launches Diesel Genset

Pacific Insight Electronics launches Diesel Genset

Nelson-based electronics manufacturer, Pacific Insight Electronics, has launched Cummins Diesel Genset technology to provide a back-up generator for their Nelson manufacturing operations.

In a media release, the company said the goal is to provide continuous power for the entire facility including offices in the event of a power disruption.

"This is another reflection of our ongoing vision to position Pacific Insight as a leading supplier of electronic modules," said Director of Manufacturing, Doug Mann in the release.

The release said this has been a year-long project for Pacific Insight; from the development of the specifications, the competitive bidding process, identifying the best source, construction, to the launch.

The genset officially rolled-out in early December of 2016. Throughout the project, Pacific Insight contracted local suppliers for engineering services, electrical contracting, and construction.

The generator itself is a Diesel generator set QSK23 series engine, the size of a Sea Container. Cummins Power Generation commercial generator sets are fully integrated power generation systems providing optimum performance, reliability, and versatility for stationary stand-by and prime power applications.

Founded in 1989, Pacific Insight has developed into a world-class supplier of LED Lighting Systems, Electronic Control Modules, Wire Harnesses, and Instrumentation; servicing the global transportation industry. Pacific Insight provides OEMs as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 customers with a range of cost competitive products including LED lighting systems, electronic control modules and wire harnesses.

Opening the manufacturing facilities in Nelson in 2001 and creating 220 plus jobs in the area, Pacific Insight has been one of the larger employers in Nelson for almost 30 years.

During 2016, Pacific Insight, for the year ended June 30, 2016, revenues reached $127.2 million compared to $82.5 million in the prior year period, an increase of 54%. This is the first time in the company’s history that our revenues reached over $100 million.

Nelson operations, Doug Mann, was recently awarded the winner in the first annual Kootenay Manufacturing Awards by Kootenay Business. Additionally, Pacific Insight was named as a finalist in the Large Kootenay Manufacturer category.

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