Merlin Diesel Systems Ltd is one of the world’s leading aftermarket suppliers of diesel fuel injection. We have over 75 years of experience in the diesel fuel injection industry and distribute to more than 100 countries worldwide.
We are authorised distributors for Delphi Technologies, Bosch, Denso, Perkins, Continental, DISA, Stanadyne, Yanmar, Hartridge, Robiel, and VDO. Our product range covers automotive, plant, industrial, rail, and marine applications. We also manufacture our own range of Diesel fuel injection test equipment and our machines are serviced worldwide.
Merlin Diesel Systems operate from four locations: our headquarters in Preston, Lancashire; Halifax, Yorkshire; Harrow, London and Shanghai, China; operating remanufacturing facilities out of all three UK sites.
The recent expansion of our Preston HQ boasts an impressive 7,110 square metres for the distribution, test equipment, and workshop facilities, and holds over £21million worth of stock.
Merlin’s commitment and investments into improving services and infrastructure clearly demonstrate the continual drive to advance in the diesel fuel industry.
Ultimately, we aim to encourage the globe to “Discover Diesel Excellence” through Merlin Diesel Systems Ltd.
The parts division specialise in the sale of diesel injection spare parts we also carry a wide range of starters and alternators and vehicle electronics.
We are Official Distributors for; DELPH, BOSCH, DENSO, CONTINENTAL, YANMAR, STANADYNE, WOODWOOD, MONARCH, MOTORPAL.
We carry a large scope of exchange and outright pumps and injectors all repaired to OE spec or brand new. From old Rotary and Inline pumps right through to the very latest in Common Rail.
The filter division is well stocked with Oil, Fuel, Air and Hydraulic filters for automotive commercial and plant applications from the following manufactures: MANN, COOPERS, FRAM, KNECHT, CROSLAND, HENGST, FLEETGAURD, DONALDSON, and BALDWIN.
We can supply from a large range of Diagnostic equipment and tools to suit your needs whether it’s in depth diagnostics or specialist tools for recalibrating common rail systems.
“Our mission statement is simply to deliver quality products with excellent technical support. We like to build strong ties with our customers and suppliers. In doing so, we have created a profitable business where customers feel satisfied and valued”
– Scott Bramley, Technical Director
Merlin Diesel Systems Ltd has been at the forefront of aftermarket diesel fuel injection for over 75 years – but how did Merlin begin?
The ‘Merlin’ company was established in 1947 by engineers C.T Rhodes of Halifax, West Yorkshire to specialise in diesel fuel injection, test equipment, servicing, and machinery.
Some of our early products included the ‘Merlin Fuel Injection Service Master’, which was one of the first machines on the market to enable the full service of fuel injection nozzles and needles, and the ‘Merlin Calimaster’, a diesel fuel pump calibrator for servicing a complete range of pumps, including A, B, N, and Z types.
Growing Business: Trade Shows
Our first Engineering, Marine & Welding Exhibition was attended at Earl’s Court, London in October 1951. This would begin our company’s frequent attendance at the show for twenty years, ranging from ‘Motor Shows’ and ‘Commercial Motor Shows’ from 1951 to 1971.
Over the years, we have continued to exhibit at many major tradeshows all over the globe, including: ADS, Automechanika, Mechanex, Asia Pacific Maritime, Seatrade Maritime, Mechanex, and ReMaTec RAI.
In 1960, our company became ‘Merlin International Engineers Ltd’ to showcase global recognition for the manufacturing of test benches and accessories. Our company further began catering for the testing and calibration of diesel fuel injection equipment for automotive, rail, marine, and plant purposes.
Finally, Merlin was purchased by current Director and Chairman, Ken Bramley, and previous Financial Director, Johnathon Chaytor in 1991 and was rebranded in 2001 as the ‘Merlin Diesel Systems Ltd’ we know today. The early 2000s meant the introduction of O.E repair parts, a remanufacturing workshop, filtration, and tooling to complement the existing test equipment range.
In 2010, we moved to our purpose-built facility in Preston, Lancashire, which is where our HQ is based today. Our company has since expanded into two further branches: London Branch and China Branch, as well as having acquired Feather Diesel of Halifax to expand our diesel service capabilities further.
One of the largest and most sophisticated diesel workshops in the world
Purpose-built distribution centre in Preston, Lancashire housing over 50.000 parts.
Design and manufacture of an ever evolving range of diesel injector and pump testing service equipment.