About Clarke

Protecting People and Property for Nearly Half a Century


Clarke Fire Protection Products sold its first diesel fire pump driver in 1964 as a regional distributor for GM Diesel. We began manufacturing our own UL/FM driver in 1980 and now market the largest line diesel fire pump drivers in the world. To date, there are more than 100,000 engines bearing the Clarke name have been sold internationally. And although we've protected people and property for over a half century, we still believe that our success should be measured by achievements rather than years.

Leadership, Innovation, Growth

From its beginning, Clarke has taken the lead in discovering and responding to the needs of the fire protection industry. By combining engineering expertise with a knack for problem solving, we've developed fire protection product solutions that improve safety, increase reliability, save money and protect the environment. Many of our engineered solutions are recognized as industry "firsts". Another industry first, from the Clarke engineering group, is our innovative and patented Pressure Limited Driver diesel engine which protects the sprinkler system from over pressurization by varying engine RPM. In recent years, Clarke responded quickly and effectively to environmental reforms, introducing new UL/FM engine models that complied with EPA emission regulations.

Clarke introduced dual starting technology as well as the technology for dual ECM electronic injection engines. Both increased diesel engine reliability and performance. Our driveshaft style couplings solved field alignment problems, and significantly reduced the time needed for engine/fire pump installation and maintenance. Clarke has implemented an exciting, ongoing and continuous product improvement program which will provide even more high quality Clarke engine models to meet and exceed the demands of our growing global market place.

The First Name in Fire Protection

Today Clarke is recognized worldwide as a leading manufacturer of diesel fire pump engines. With two complete business centers in the USA and Scotland and more than 300 authorized service locations throughout the world, our geographic footprint is truly global. Clarke engines are available for installation on every continent, in every country.

Superior Engineering, Quality Manufacturing, Proven Performance

Throughout Clarke's history, we have stayed true to proven engineering principles, best-of-best manufacturing practices and comprehensive testing procedures. Every engine that leaves our plant is built to the highest standards and rigorously tested for reliable performance. Nothing is left to chance because once installed, every fire pump driver must perform on demand and without fail. Clarke maintains a close relationship with world class engine manufacturers to assure consistent product availability. Our base engines are manufactured by John Deere, Doosan, Kohler and Deutz. We have more than one hundred engine models available, both UL/FM and Non-Listed. And with our experience configuring engine speed and power ratings for customers around the world, we can build fire pump drivers to any certification or country specification.

Decades of innovation, state of the art technology and engineering, worldwide installation and support; Clarke is your global leader in diesel fire pump engines.

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