Who Makes Kohler Engines?


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As of 2015, Kohler engines are made by Kohler Co., with the first model being produced in 1920 for the rural market. In 2007, Kohler Co. formed partnerships with two Chinese and Italian companies to manufacture engines for those markets.

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The first Kohler engine produced was a 1500-watt generator set called the KOHLER Automatic Power and Light Model "A," which was powered by a four-cylinder iron gasoline engine. Kohler began increasing its focus in engine manufacturing in 1948 through the opening a dedicated engines factory and the introduction of industrial-grade engines. In 1951, Kohler introduced the K90 engine, which was made from cast iron and used an air-cooled, single-cylinder design. By 1966, Kohler had manufactured 1 million engines in its assembly line.

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