Kineteco launch the SZH+ Spring Starter

After extensive testing and the successful launch with Kineteco’s customers in Germany, we have added the SZH+ Spring Starter to our model range. This is a high powered Z-Drive power spring starter with 50% more starting energy than SZHS/SZHR models. The SZH+ will  comfortably start engines up to 20L. For more information, please visit our products page on our website.

Engineer Joins Kineteco Team

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a new Engineer. Ollie Childe completed his placement here at Kineteco as a student and he has since returned with his Master’s Degree. He is already getting stuck in to applications work, ever increasing the number of engines that we can start. Good luck Ollie!      

Kineteco visit by Cabinet Minister

Rt Hon Damian Green MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, visits Kineteco. Kineteco were proud to show the minister round the operation. He was accompanied by Jo James, Chief Executive of Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce. Kineteco demonstrated the installation and operation of spring starters. Both guests gamely joined in with the demonstration and showed how easy it can be to start an engine. The engine used was a Siyang 380J-3 direct injection diesel engine 1.4ltr 3 cyl 20.6kw. Configured for use for Continue reading →

Kineteco Design HSS Model for Huadong Engine

Following a recent customer enquiry, Kineteco have successfully launched a new model for the Chinese produced Huadong 4105 ZCD diesel engines. These 4 cylinder, 4.3 litre engines are used in a wide variety of motive and stationary applications. The new HSS model is a direct replacement for the existing electric or air starters and allows easy, safe and reliable hand wound spring starting for the Huadong 4105 engine.

Kineteco Welcomes Hatraco BV

Kineteco is pleased to announce their cooperation with Hatraco in Europe for the distribution of our spring starters. Hatraco is an international trading company of industrial engine parts and controls. They are a European distributor of engine equipment made by world leading manufacturers. Hatraco supplies components for stationary gas engines, diesel engines and gas turbines for the industry, marine, oil & gas and power generation in all sorts of applications. Worldwide they supply customized products which are developed and produced in-house. Hatraco’s headquarters are located Continue reading →

Kineteco Cut Price of SZH Spring Starters

Kineteco are constantly looking for ways to improve customer service and satisfaction, and this includes regular price checking and making sure we give the best value for money possible. We are therefore delighted to announce that smarter purchasing and better production techniques have allowed us to cut the price of our standard SZH range of spring starters by 22% with immediate effect. This price decrease further illustrates our ongoing commitment to providing customers with outstanding value and high quality products, whilst maintaining competitive prices. Contact for more Continue reading →

Kineteco Welcomes Koninklijke Kemper en Van Twist

Kineteco are delighted to announce that Kemper en Van Twist have become a distributor for our range of spring starters for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. For almost 80 years, KVT have been the Benelux distributor of Perkins, adding the brands of Perkins Marine, FG Wilson, Lombardini Marine, Max Power, Seakeeper and Kohler to their portfolio. KVT‘s product range consists of diesel engines, gas engines, emergency power installations, generator sets, (engine) components, propulsion, bow-and stern thrusters, helm steering systems, heat exchangers and now spring starters! Continue reading →

Kineteco Welcomes Atlantic Diesel Services

Kineteco are delighted to announce that Atlantic Diesel Services have come on board as our new UK distributor. Already a well-respected, specialist distributor of components for commercial marine & industrial diesel engines, Atlantic Diesel Services have extensive experience of Lucas products (Lucas Bryce, Lucas CAV & Simms) and Kineteco are looking forward to working more closely with them in the future. Atlantic Diesel Services can be contacted direct by email at or by telephone on +44 (0)1425 473485.