Davis & Shirtliff Introduces Kohler diesel engines in East Africa

Alec Davis, CEO Davis and Shirtliff (left) and Pualo De Berardinis, Kohler Regional Export Manager (right) during the unveiling of the Davis and Shirtliff- Kohler partnership. PHOTO/COURTESY

By Abel Muhatia @busines254

Africa’s leading supplier of water and energy products Davis & Shirtliff has announced an exciting new partnership with diesel engine manufacturer Kohler.

Based in Reggio Emilia in central Italy and employing a staff of 600, Kohler Lombardini is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of small diesel engines with production of over 160,000 units per annum.

Speaking at a Nairobi Hotel during the introduction of the new machines, Principal Guest Paolo de Berardinis, the Kohler Regional Export Manager introduced the… features of the engines emphasizing their excellent reliability and fuel efficiency.

Davis & Shirtliff CEO Alec Davis also spoke explaining the strategic importance of the engines to the Davis & Shirtliff Group, particularly for powering its extensive range of water pumps and generators, though also for general distribution to other diesel engine users.

 A selection of Kohler diesel engines PHOTO/COURTESY

A selection of Kohler diesel engines PHOTO/COURTESY

The range consists of both air and water-cooled models in sizes from 10 to 100HP and they are internationally recognized for their state of the art technology.

The supplier now stocks a range of models specially selected for their suitability in African conditions and have also ensured good spare parts availability.

He also explained the importance of Kohler engines to the market following the demise of the previously popular Lister brand.


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