Performance Diesel

Performance Diesel, Inc. offers a wide range of products and services including new engines, transmission and generators for boat builders, special packaging to customer specifications, engine, transmission and generator re-powers, complete in shop or on site engine, transmission and generator overhauls as well as engine and generator component repair & maintenance. Our scope of service includes marine pleasurecraft, military and commercial propulsion engines, transmissions and generator sets, including electrical switch gear. In addtion, we sell and service land based Industial standy-by and continuous-rated generator sets. Manufacturer’s serviced include MAN©, Hyundai SeasAll, Marine Diesel DuraMax, MTU/ Detroit Diesel©, Caterpillar©, Cummins©, Perkins©, ZF© Transmissions, Twin Disc©, Northern Lights©, Isuzu©, Onan©, and Westerbeke©. We are the Distributor for MAN high-speed diesel engines for the South-Central and Eastern regions of the United States, North American Distributor for Hyundai SeasAll Marine engines, Manufacturer/Distributor for Marine Diesel Duramax Marine Diesel engines and are also OEM sales/service dealers for ZF Transmissions and Northern Lights generators. Hyundai SeasAll is marine engine division of Hyundai Motor Company. The Hyundai line of marine engine are suitable for most all marine applications from Pleasure Craft, Military, Light Commercial and Heavy Duty with horsepowers ranging from 120 hp to 500 hp.
The Marine Diesel DuraMax engine is base on the 6.6 liter GM truck engine and is suitable for applications in Pleasure Craft, Military and High Speed Commercial applications with horsepower ranging from 350 Hp to 500 Hp. The next level of development of the MDDM engine is underway as well. We expect to have a new version rated at 550 hp in the near future for Pleasure Craft and Military and Commercial Special Operation applications.

Performance Diesel Inc. also offers engineering assistance with the purchase of our products to assist with new and re-power installations. We can deliver installation help via 2D ACad and 3D drawings (Pro E – CREO) and can be converted to work with many other 3D programs.
PDI headquarters and main manufacturning location is near Houston Texas with additional sales and service locations in New Jersey, North Carolina and Florida.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of service to our customers in the marine and industrial diesel engine markets. We represent quality products made by quality manufacturers. Our continued success can be attributed to the outstanding service and support we provide for the products we supply our customers. We will remain committed to customer satisfaction and continue to uphold the highest degree of integrity and professionalism while achieving market share and corporate goals.

Company History

Performance Diesel, Inc. (PDI), formerly Phillips Performance Diesel, is located in Webster, TX. In 1985, the President of PDI, Malcolm Phillips, took his 30 years of diesel engine experience and built a company focused on the repair and service of high-performance and commercial marine diesel engines. Engines serviced include MAN, Detroit Diesel, Caterpillar, Cummins, Northern Lights, Onan, etc. We built a solid reputation of expert “on-call” service, providing support to customers in the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, the Caribbean, and South America. As we grew, we were solicited by several OEM engine and generator manufacturers to represent their products. We further expanded our company with a full-line marine parts department, representing replacement and service parts from over 100 different product lines including OEM manufactured engine parts, instrumentation, filters, hoses, hardware, etc. Our parts sales have grown both domestically and internationally. We added a packaging division for our own line of marine generators ranging from 4-100 KW. Our employees take satisfaction in finding solutions for our customer’s needs. We have developed many special relationships over the years through our dedication to quality and a “whatever it takes” attitude toward customer service. We look forward to working with and assisting our new customers with their requirements.