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Cullen Diesel Power Ltd.

Cullen Diesel Power serves customers who are looking for reliable and economical power products to fulfill their power needs. Whether for marine engines from MTU, large mining trucks from Bucycus, any size of generators with MTU Onsite Energy or any type of large trucks and even air starters from TDI, we can take care of your power needs.

We provide our customers with new product sales as well as parts and service support in British Columbia by being a part of Detroit Diesel and MTU Onsite Energy Generator's worldwide distributor network. 

Cullen Diesel Power has parts and service facilities with highly trained technicians capable of on-site repairs for all types of engines including Detroit Diesel Electronic engines and MTU MDEC and ADEC engines. Our technicians are also trained in field repairs for both on highway and off highway engines like the on highway series 60, series 50, MBE 900, MBE 4000, and the off highway series 2000 and series 4000 4 cycle engines. In addition Cullen Diesel Power is prepared in all of its locations to service the new DD13, DD15 and DD16 engines installed in the new Freightliners and Western Stars.

Parts and service support is available to our customers 24-hours a day. We invite you to browse through our web site and see first hand how committed we are to helping you to maintain your equipment.

Cullen Diesel Power can trace its heritage back to Hoffar Limited, which was incorporated in the 1920s. Hoffar's Limited was one of the first General Motors (GM) diesel distributors in North America. They became the marine "Jimmy" diesel distributor in British Columbia in the late 1930s. Hoffar's Limited successfully populated the growing fishing and towboat markets in the area with the rugged and reliable GM Diesel.
By the late 1960s, Hoffar's Limited had become not only a force in the marine industry, but also established as the industrial GM diesel distributor for the inland areas of British Columbia.

Robert J. Cullen started with Hoffars as a marine engine salesman in 1954. Through a succession of promotions, he became the President of the Hoffars company in the late 1960s. In 1974, Robert J. Cullen purchased the company from the Hoffar family and changed the name to Cullen Detroit Diesel-Allison Limited. Under his guidance, Cullen Detroit Diesel-Allison grew until in 1981. There were 17 locations and over 450 employees stretching from Halifax, Nova Scotia on the east coast of Canada, to 25 employees in the Cullen owned Detroit Diesel distributorship in the state of Hawaii, U.S.A. The company continued to grow in the 1980s in spite of the economic conditions and some required consolidations.

In 1991 the second generation of the Cullen family reorganized the business to allow Robert J. Cullen to retire. R. Allan Cullen and Detroit Diesel Corporation purchased Cullen Detroit Diesel-Allison Limited and formed Detroit Diesel-Allison British Columbia Ltd.
In 2007 the Allison Transmission division formed a separate company called ABC Transmissions Ltd. and the Detroit Diesel division changed to be Cullen Diesel Power Limited.

  • Company Industry:Transportation

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