Prestolite Electric Earns ‘Best New Product’ Recognition

June 11, 2020
Prestolite Electric has been awarded “Best New Product” from the Genuine Parts Company (GPC) Asia Pacific organization for its PowerPro Extreme 10 starter.

NOVI, MI (June 11, 2020) — Prestolite Electric was recently awarded the “Best New Product” distinction from the Genuine Parts Company (GPC) Asia Pacific organization for the company’s PowerPro Extreme 10 starter, commonly known as the “M128” motor.

GPC AP representatives acknowledged that, with its light weight and high torque, the M128 was a game changer in heavy duty starter design. Customers can now change these units on many common applications without a 2-man lift and market uptake has been very positive.

As a leading global supplier of high-tech, high-quality rotating electric products, Prestolite Electric manufacturers a variety of 100-percent new premium starters and alternators that are available to original equipment manufacturers and distributed to the aftermarket around the world.

“We take great pride in engineering and manufacturing starter motors that absolutely thrive in even the most extreme environments and applications, and we’re excited to have earned this award from GPC Asia Pacific for our popular M128 starter,” said Prestolite Electric’s Vice President of Sales for North America, South America and Australia Nick Laenen. Manufactured to deliver industry-leading starting performance, PowerPro Extreme® 24V starters are engineered to provide starting power for up to 40L engines and include an entire package of highly engineered features to help reduce operating and maintenance costs and increase vehicle uptime, including a high-torque, high-power design, planetary gear reduction, rotatable flanges, soft start relays and more. The latest 100-percent new starter motors are available now through leading replacement parts distributors.

PowerPro Extreme 10 Starters

  • 24V 10.5kW starting power
  • Coverage includes Case, Caterpillar, Cummins, Hitachi, John Deere, Komatsu and MTU
  • Ideal for extreme-use applications, heavy equipment, mining and more
  • Weighs only 36 pounds (16.5 kilos)
  • -40° C to 125° C ambient operating range
  • Wet and dry clutch applications
  • Rotatable flange with radial bell housing seal
  • High-torque, planetary gear reduction

To learn more about PowerPro Extreme 10 starters and other PowerPro products, please visit For technical support, call 866-288-9853.

About Prestolite Electric Incorporated

The Prestolite and Leece-Neville product line includes high-output alternators and gear reduction starter motors for on- and off-highway trucks, military applications, mining vehicles, school and city buses, motor coaches and other uses. The company maintains certificates of registration to the IATF16949 Quality Management and ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management systems.

Prestolite is a division of Broad-Ocean Motors, a global supplier of high-tech, high-quality electric motors, alternators, and starters to multiple markets, including appliance, HVAC, and passenger and commercial vehicles. Prestolite eDrive Systems, a Broad-Ocean Motors Electric Vehicle Business Group, designs and manufactures rotating electric products for the commercial vehicle, bus and medium-duty markets.

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