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Kohler Engines Targets Equipment Rental Yards With Rental Partner Program

January 2011

KOHLER, Wis. – January 2011 – Kohler Engines now offers equipment rental yards its Kohler Engines Rental Partner Program. Creating a direct relationship between rentals yard operators and Kohler central distributors, Kohler Engines Rental Partner Program enables rental yards opting into the program to power their commercial-grade rental equipment with Kohler’s comprehensive lineup of gas and diesel engines, backed by expanded and direct access to Kohler parts and service, as well as warranty fulfillment, to protect a rental yard’s investment in KOHLER engines.

“Kohler Engines Rental Partner Program makes it easier for equipment rental yards to do business with Kohler Engines, creating better access to the value-added benefits that make Kohler small gas and diesel engines a preferred power source for professional-grade equipment,” said Cam Litt, manager – marketing, Kohler Engines.“Success for a rental yard operator depends upon maximizing the uptime of its equipment fleet. With our Rental Partner Program, Kohler Engines can take a more active role in helping to ensure the readiness of a rental yard’s equipment — providing them with many of the benefits available to Kohler full-line dealers, but in a relationship designed specifically for rental yard operators.”

Kohler Engines Rental Partner Program – Benefits Overview

• Free online access to service literature, warranty claims & marketing materials
• Online access to illustrated parts lists
• Easy online ordering system; Fast delivery
• Discounts on KOHLER engines and maintenance parts

• Stock only what you need

• Additional rebate availability for replacing competitive engines
• Ability to service own fleet
• Kohler Training:

• Troubleshooting techniques
• Engine service best practices

• Warranty benefits

• Profit opportunity on warranty parts
• Labor reimbursement on warranty repairs
• Online warranty claim submission; expedited payments


About Kohler Global Power Group
Providing dependable power solutions in the United States since the early 1920s, Kohler Co. has evolved its Global Power Group into a worldwide organization encompassing generators, engines and rental power. The Global Power Group is comprised of Kohler Power Systems, SDMO Industries, Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd (UPSL), Kohler Rental Power, as well as Kohler Engines and Lombardini, Srl.
Kohler Power Systems is a global manufacturer of power generation equipment for residential, industrial, mobile and marine applications, with a power output range of 3.5 kW to 3250 kW. Based in France, SDMO Industries delivers energy solutions — industrial generators up to 2,800 kW, as well as portable generators —  for markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Combined, SDMO and Kohler Power Systems create the world’s third-largest generator (gaseous-, petrol- and diesel-powered) manufacturer. Kohler also offers automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls and accessories. UPSL is a leading uninterruptible power supply system, as well as power protection product and services provider for the United Kingdom.

Kohler Rental Power provides temporary power, HVAC, luxury restrooms, as well as complete planning, implementation and professional support to the industrial, commercial, disaster recovery and event markets throughout the United States.

Kohler Engines, along with Italy-based Lombardini, represent a global engine concern in business since the 1920s. Together, Kohler Engines and Lombardini manufacture a wide range of gasoline and diesel engines, from 4 to 64.4 hp, which are supplied to equipment manufacturers worldwide in the lawn and garden, commercial and industrial, agricultural and construction markets.

About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.



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