Leaders in African Power Generation.  Diesel Generator Experts.

The Generator King specialises in prime and standby diesel generators. Our excellent range of diesel generators for sale and accessories provide power solutions for a multitude of applications and for a variety of sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial, hospitality or agricultural.

Over ten years of experience. The number one choice.

About us
Close-up diesel generator


We are very serious about the quality of
our units and we are OEM partners
with all the major
engine brands.


We provide power solutions for a multitude of applications including residential, commercial, industrial, hospitality and agricultural from 2.5kva to over 700kva


We service the entire South African market but also trade in Sub Saharan Africa. Should you be interested in any of our products we could assist you with an export quote.

Our offering

We focus on power generation solutions for Africa. We manufacture our diesel generators to the highest standard and prioritise speed in delivery to our clients across the continent.

Diesel Generators

Diesel Generators

We specialise in prime and standby power applications with an excellent range of generators for sale and accessories.

Diesel Generator Maintenance

Generator Maintenance

Once a generator is purchased from us we ensure that it is supported and serviced through its entire life cycle.

Diesel Generator Parts

Generator Parts

Quality parts and expert, guaranteed fitment means your genset lasts longer and operates more efficiently.

Generator Brands

We stock a wide range of the highest quality diesel generator sets available and have the largest stock holding in Africa, meaning you get your generator quickly!

We stock only the best generators for sale

Volvo Penta

Get a free quote on a diesel generator today and ensure peace of mind

Our clients

Some of our happy clients who have purchased generators from us over the years.

We’ve supplied some of the world’s largest companies with high quality diesel generators

  • United Nations Diesel Generator Client
  • Targus Diesel Generator Client
  • Spar Diesel Generator Client
  • Standard Bank Diesel Generator Client
  • Siemens Diesel Generator Client
  • Pick n Pay Diesel Generator Client
  • Pep Diesel Generator Client
  • Lafarge Diesel Generator Client
  • KFC diesel generator
  • Engen Diesel Generator Client
  • Bridgestone Diesel Generator Client
  • BP Diesel Generator Client

Genset FAQ

Frequently asked questions about diesel generators, servicing, sizing and more.

We demystify some of the most commonly asked questions around diesel generators

A qualified technician installs an ATS in a diesel generator

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A partner in power generation

The GenKing way

Generator King sources and manufactures the best equipment from all over the world to offer the best range of products at the best generator prices.

With the ongoing electricity strain placed on South Africans due to load-shedding, power failures and an unmaintained power grid, access to generators that are well built and affordable are essential for businesses of any size in Africa.

At GenKing we pride our ability to source and assemble the top power generation brands including Cummins, Scania, Volvo, Honda, FAW, Lovol, Perkins and YTO.

We place our clients at the centre of our operation. Building lasting relationships and putting an emphasis on quality customer service helps us to ensure trust and longevity.

We ensure that our clients’ generator sets are kept in excellent condition by offering service and maintenance plans on all new generators. Servicing genset ensures a longer life-span and more efficient operation.

We use genuine, high-quality parts, sourced directly from the manufacturers to repair and service the generators we supply. We service and repair engines, alternators, control panels and filters for Perkins, Scania, Cummins, Volvo, Honda, Lovol, FAW and YTO gensets from 2.5kVA through to 1500 kVA.

We ship throughout Africa, servicing Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho. Because of this, it is important that we hold a large volume of stock and parts, so that we can service clients across South Africa and the continent efficiently and ensure quick delivery times and service windows.

Our team share our values of providing world-class service and industry-leading products that meet our clients demanding needs, ensuring the best generator prices across the widest variety of generators for sale and the best customer service. We place importance on our staff being well trained and able to provide consistent, professional advice.

This is what separates GenKing from the rest, our ability to provide the best quality diesel generator set at the best price. This, backed by our ability to provide the right advice, service plans and maintenance gives you the peace of mind you need to know that you have a “power partner” in The Generator King.


No, the price does not include installation. Each installation is different and requires a different length  cable. Travel time and distance vary.

All installations need to be carried out  by a qualified electrician who needs to issue a valid Certificate of Compliance (COC) for insurance and to validate our warranty.

No, GenKing are the manufacturers of the gensets units and are the largest wholesaler of diesel generators in Sub-Saharan Africa. Any qualified electrician can do the installation and issue the electrical certificate of compliance (COC).

Quoted prices exclude delivery. Delivery can be quoted separately if you supply us with the delivery location. Our sales team will provide a quote on request and provide logistical support.

Yes, our silent generators all include silent canopies and automatic transfer switches (ATS). Delivery and installation are not included as noted above. Accessories and customisations can be included as required, speak to our sales team for more information.

The warranty is 12 Months or 1000 Hours whichever occurs first and is a limited warranty which covers the replacement of defective spare parts but not the labour or travel. Please refer to our standard terms and conditions for more information.

The pricing is subject to change with no prior notice based on availability and the exchange rate. Any publically available pricing is indicative. Written quotes are valid for 7 calendar days and while stocks last.

All ratings are stated at sea level and de-rating will be applicable for both altitude and temperature variations.

It is important to note that a qualified electrician measures how many Amps per phase you will need to draw on site for your running load and your maximum first-step load.

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