KOHLER, Wis. — Kohler Co. announced the evolution of its power businesses to Kohler Energy, aligning with its strategy of providing energy resilience to homes, businesses, and communities around the world.
"Our newly named Kohler Energy celebrates the industry-leading solutions Kohler has been offering for over 100 years and aligns with our ongoing leadership in resiliency, performance, and energy capabilities that delight our customers," said Brian Melka, Kohler Energy group president. "Our new brand presence better reflects the modern, forward-looking, and design-oriented characteristics that Kohler is known for and highlights the solutions we bring to market that provide energy resilience to our customers' homes, businesses, and tools to get jobs done."
In its first 100 years, Kohler delivered light where there was none before, powered Admiral Richard Byrd's historic Antarctic exploration, lit the way forward for industrial revolution in America, helped astronauts reach the moon, delivered clean water where it was needed most, and has innovated in nearly every energy category across the industry and around the globe.
Kohler continues to invest in new product development to drive down CO2 emissions through low carbon fuels, improved engine efficiency and power density, EV controls, and its growing portfolio of high-technology solutions. Most recently, Kohler was the first global manufacturer to certify all of its diesel engines and generators on HVO, a 90% carbon reduced fuel.
Kohler Energy offers solutions across home energy, industrial energy systems, and powertrain technologies branded under Kohler, as well as a robust portfolio that includes Clarke Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Heila Technologies, and Curtis Instruments. Kohler will be implementing new Kohler Energy brand elements across its portfolio of businesses in the coming months.
Earlier this year, Kohler partnered with Robert Swan, Order of the British Empire, on his successful expedition across the Antarctic landmass to the Geographic South Pole relying solely on renewable energy sources. Like its energy support of Admiral Byrd more than 90 years earlier, Kohler equipped Swan's journey with a customized generator that utilized a Kohler diesel engine fueled by HVO and a microgrid system controlled by Heila EDGE technology.
"Our collective focus is to help sustain people and communities around the world and build energy resiliency,” Melka said. “As we start to design our future to best support our customers, we are investing in clean energy, advanced technologies, and improved production and performance capabilities."
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