Kohler-SDMO transitions to Kohler

18 October 2022

Kohler-SDMO, the French-based generator manufacturer acquired by Kohler in 2005, has completed its planned brand transition, officially becoming Kohler.

Kohler KD Series generator set Kohler said its range of KD Series mission-critical KD Series diesel generator sets can be operated on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel. (Photo: Kohler)

Founded in 1966 in Brest, France, SDMO became Kohler-SDMO in 2016 to reflect its part in the global Kohler network. With the final alignment to the Kohler brand, the company said it can accelerate its development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Kohler Power Systems’ EMEA operations will continue to be based out of France where the Brest plant recently received $6 million of investment to expand production, test and storage facilities.

“We will continue to deliver our expertise globally from our historic home in Brittany,” said Lénaïk Andrieux, general manager of Kohler Power Systems EMEA. “Over the past 17 years, we have successfully integrated operations and are able to deliver a global approach including services and maintenance.

“Our name change confirms our deep commitment to our customers and the ongoing investment in our people, products and processes across EMEA. Most importantly, our deep commitment to the region, via investment in the economy and community, remains unchanged.”

Kohler said the completion of the brand transition in EMEA helps support its global ambitions and commitment to a sustainable future. This includes the recent announcement of HVO compatibility with Kohler generator sets, which provides up to 90% carbon neutral, mission-critical power.

Kohler Power Systems EMEA designs, manufactures and installs generator sets up to 4 MW for use in a wide range of applications including industrial, healthcare, construction and the rapidly expanding data center market.


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