Kohler, one of the oldest and largest private companies in the United States, was born in 1873 to produce tools for the local farms. The 130 years aged company is still controlled by direct descendants of the founder, running the whole business from the historic headquarters in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Nowadays Kohler Co. is a world leader in kitchen production and bathroom fittings, but it is also and above all a diversified company, which thanks to an exceptional commitment in design and product innovation has grown exponentially in four business areas: Kitchen & Bath Group, Interiors Group, Hospitality & Real Estate Group and Power Group. This latter business area is dedicated to generators, engines and services for energy industry, in which Lombardini excells since 1933.
On 25 November 1933, Adelmo Lombardini and his brothers founded the first Lombardini production factory in Gardenia near Reggio Emilia. After abandoning production of complete products (tractors and motor-driven pumps), the company dedicated itself merely to diesel engines for agriculture, before focusing in developing engines for various new industry fields, always willing to improve. Lombardini's keywords are: innovation, versatility and flexibility.
In 2007 the company was purchased by the Kohler Group and over the years, Lombardini acquired unrivalled know-how and became popular for quality, reliability and respect for the environment, labour and safety. Company's engines, whose main feature is versatility, push enterprises in modern economy strategic business such as: construction, industry, automotive and marine, with products destined to mini-cars, professional cleaning machines, marine engines, dumpers and mixers.
Lombardini Marine, a division of the Lombardini Group, was set up with the specific aim of fitting out and marketing inboard diesel engines and marine generators based on the consolidated and proven FOCS, CHD and JMT units.
The division boasts extremely modern and well-equipped facilities and can count on a specialised team as well as over a decade's experience, to create the most performing and technologically advanced products available in the market today.