Covid-19 Impact on Factory Lead Times

Geberator Lead Times Question Mark

A majority of generator manufacturers rely on overseas equipment and factories for their production and assembly. The global pandemic has had an effect on production. This creates an uncertainty in the current lead times for new generators, which are already lengthy.

Approximate Lead Time for Factory New Orders:

100 kW – 450 kW up to 14 weeks

500 kW – 1000 kW up to 14 weeks

1250 kW – 3250 kW up to 22 weeks

* This is an overall estimate of many manufacturers. April 2020 Subject to Change

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The first quarter of this year has already seen the temporary closure of some factories, while others are working with skeleton crews, making it probable that lead times will continue to grow. What is affected by delays in supply chain:

Raw Material Import Delays

Labor Shortages Due to Illness

Stay-at-home Orders on Non-critical Staffing

Transportation Constrained Availability

Local Electrical Contracting Schedules

Local Approvals/Permitting Delays

Global Power Supply has a large inventory of quality new, used and surplus generators of various sizes and configurations. Below are some of the key benefits of purchasing surplus new or used generators from available inventory.

Quality in Stock Generators

GPS has incredibly high standards for the units we stock and sell to our customers on the secondary market. Because of our history with high-end customers, we are able to get access to surplus new and low hour generators. We can provide our customers with a more affordable options saving tremendous amounts compared to the purchasing a new generator. Our used generators are fully inspected, tested and can be rapidly deployed.


Whether it is changing circuit breaker configurations, switching voltages, or modifying fuel tanks and enclosures, GPS has the ability to make our in-stock generators work to meet your job site requirements.


GPS is a nationwide company, with inventory and sales reps all over the country. Additionally we have access to additional inventory from pre-qualified industry partners. This gives us the ability to provide our customers with a generator very fast and save them money.

Warranty Coverage

One perceived advantage of purchasing a new generator from the factory would be the warranty. However, GPS has warranty coverage for all used generators to be used in a standby application.

Contact our experienced sales team with any questions, quote requests, or expert advice you may need.