Powering America’s Infrastructure Since 1954

Since 1954, Central Power Systems & Services has been providing partners with the highest level of support. No matter the situation, we have solutions for Power Generation, Power Distribution, Industrial Engines, Construction and Agricultural Equipment, Custom Manufactured Projects and On-Highway Transportation Service.

As a dynamic and ever-growing company with over 350 dedicated employees and 17 locations, our subject matter experts are here for you. We represent a wide range of Top Tier Manufacturers and bring those relationships right to your door. If you need help building the future, Central Power Systems & Services is here for you.

Since 1954, Central Power Systems & Services has been providing partners with the highest level of support. No matter the situation, we have solutions for Power Generation, Power Distribution, Industrial Engines, Construction and Agricultural Equipment, Custom Manufactured Projects and On-Highway Transportation Service.

As a dynamic and ever-growing company with over 350 dedicated employees and 17 locations, our subject matter experts are here for you. We represent a wide range of Top Tier Manufacturers and bring those relationships right to your door. If you need help building the future, Central Power Systems & Services is here for you.

Integrity Value
Do What’s Right! Our commitment to honesty and integrity is at the center of all that we do.

Humble Value
Humble! Our fierce commitment to smart, dedicated, and humble teams empowers us to provide the best service in the industry. Come experience the difference at Central.

Partnership Value
Relationship! At Central, we are not only devoted to providing first class support, but to forging long lasting partnerships with a foundation of trust. Building the future together means, exceeding your expectations is living out our mission!

Innovation Value
Smart! In today’s ever changing world, Central Power is dedicated to remaining on the cutting edge. Our solutions can be designed, customized or manufactured to ensure we deliver the perfect results for your unique needs.
  • Integrity Value
    Do What’s Right! Our commitment to honesty and integrity is at the center of all that we do.
  • Humble Value
    Humble! Our fierce commitment to smart, dedicated, and humble teams empowers us to provide the best service in the industry. Come experience the difference at Central.
  • Partnership Value
    Relationship! At Central, we are not only devoted to providing first class support, but to forging long lasting partnerships with a foundation of trust. Building the future together means, exceeding your expectations is living out our mission!
  • Innovation Value
    Smart! In today’s ever changing world, Central Power is dedicated to remaining on the cutting edge. Our solutions can be designed, customized or manufactured to ensure we deliver the perfect results for your unique needs.
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Our Story

1948

Founded

What was to become Central Power Systems & Services was started in 1948 as Jimmy Diesel in Great Bend, KS.
1954

Established Headquarters

The company became known as Diesel Equipment Company, headquartered in Wichita, KS. The main business focus was partnership as a distributor for Detroit Diesel-Allison, a division of General Motors. The major markets served were oil & gas, commercial vehicles, and generator sets.
1955 – 1985

New Locations

Diesel Equipment Company continued to grow throughout the state of Kansas and Oklahoma. New additional locations were added in Woodward, OK, Salina, KS and Colby, KS.
1988 – 1989

Relocation & Expansion

Diesel Equipment Company took on a new name. Central Detroit Diesel Allison relocated the corporate office to Kansas City where it remains today. Central Detroit expanded to Western Missouri and opened a new location in Springfield, MO.
2005

New Name, Same Service

As the company became much more than just the Detroit Diesel and Allison brands, the name was changed to the name it holds today; Central Power Systems & Services.
2010 – 2014

More Products, More Markets

Seeing the need for specialized global power solutions, custom product manufacturing and remanufacturing began under the company’s own PowerForce brand. The company continued expansion to Eastern Missouri, with a new location in the Greater St. Louis Area.
2015

New Ownership, New Vision, New Legacy

Robin Roberts moved to Kansas City, partnering with John Cosgrove as the new owners of Central Power. The company maintained all of our traditional business segments. With an eye to the future, the ownership team established a vision to build a new legacy based on diversification, growth and expansion with a commitment to building a strong family-oriented culture for its people.
2016

Power Distribution Beyond the Generator

Central Power broadens its vision with a continued commitment to expanding offerings of Complete Critical Power and Power Distribution. For the first time our company began to offer service and products beyond the generator, with a new location in Las Vegas, NV specializing in Global Data Center support.
2016 – 2017

MTU Distributor of the Year

Central Power was awarded MTU North America Power Generation Distributor of the Year in 2016. The following year, the company was honored to be named MTU Global Power Generation Distributor of the Year.
2017 – 2018

Here We Grow Again

Central Power’s vision for growth continues in the selling and support of Construction Equipment. The rapid expansion of custom manufacturing led to the launch of a dedicated facility in Riverside, MO. New service locations were also added in the Oklahoma City metro area and Joplin, MO.
2019

We Aim to Be the Best, Our Partners Agree

For the third time, Central Power Systems & Services was named MTU North America Power Generation Distributor of the Year.
2021

Grow What We Know

A new service location was added in Odessa, TX to support PowerForce Natural Gas Generator Sets. In addition, Central Kubota of Garden City, KS becomes Central Power’s first retail Dealership.
1948 | Founded
What was to become Central Power Systems & Services was started in 1948 as Jimmy Diesel in Great Bend, KS.
1954 | Established Headquarters
The company became known as Diesel Equipment Company, headquartered in Wichita, KS. The main business focus was partnership as a distributor for Detroit Diesel-Allison, a division of General Motors. The major markets served were oil & gas, commercial vehicles, and generator sets.
1955 – 1985 | New Locations
Diesel Equipment Company continued to grow throughout the state of Kansas and Oklahoma. New additional locations were added in Woodward, OK, Salina, KS and Colby, KS.
1988 – 1989 | Relocation & Expansion
Diesel Equipment Company took on a new name. Central Detroit Diesel Allison relocated the corporate office to Kansas City where it remains today. Central Detroit expanded to Western Missouri and opened a new location in Springfield, MO.
2005 | New Name, New Service
As the company became much more than just the Detroit Diesel and Allison brands, the name was changed to the name it holds today; Central Power Systems & Services.
2010 – 2014 | More Products, More Markets
Seeing the need for specialized global power solutions, custom product manufacturing and remanufacturing began under the company’s own PowerForce brand. The company continued expansion to Eastern Missouri, with a new location in the Greater St. Louis Area.
2015 | New Ownership, New Vision, New Legacy
Robin Roberts moved to Kansas City, partnering with John Cosgrove as the new owners of Central Power. The company maintained all of our traditional business segments. With an eye to the future, the ownership team established a vision to build a new legacy based on diversification, growth and expansion with a commitment to building a strong family-oriented culture for its people.
2016 | Power Distribution Beyond the Generator
Central Power broadens its vision with a continued commitment to expanding offerings of Complete Critical Power and Power Distribution. For the first time our company began to offer service and products beyond the generator, with a new location in Las Vegas, NV specializing in Global Data Center support.
2016 – 2017 | MTU Distributor of the Year
Central Power was awarded MTU North America Power Generation Distributor of the Year in 2016. The following year, the company was honored to be named MTU Global Power Generation Distributor of the Year.
2017 – 2018 | Here We Grow Again
Central Power’s vision for growth continues in the selling and support of Construction Equipment. The rapid expansion of custom manufacturing led to the launch of a dedicated facility in Riverside, MO. New service locations were also added in the Oklahoma City metro area and Joplin, MO.
2019 | We Aim to Be the Best, Our Partners Agree
For the third time, Central Power Systems & Services was named MTU North America Power Generation Distributor of the Year.
2021 | Grow What We Know
A new service location was added in Odessa, TX to support PowerForce Natural Gas Generator Sets. In addition, Central Kubota of Garden City, KS becomes Central Power’s first retail Dealership.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to forge long lasting partnerships by providing first class customer support. As the most trusted team in the industry, Central Power is built on a foundation of people that are smart, dedicated and humble. Together we consistently deliver results for your growing business.

For over 65 years, Central Power Systems & Services has grown to meet the challenges of each market available within our territory. From the rugged and demanding Off-highway markets including: Power Generation, Mining, Construction and Industrial to On-highway Trucks and Buses.

For over 65 years, Central Power Systems & Services has grown to meet the challenges of each market available within our territory. From the rugged and demanding Off-highway markets including: Power Generation, Mining, Construction and Industrial to On-highway Trucks and Buses.

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