Kirloskar Unveils G-Drives; North America Strategy

By Mike Osenga03 January 2019

India’s Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. (KOEL) has developed and now introduced certified engines specifically for the U.S. market. After nearly three years of engineering work, the company recently unveiled a range of generator-drive engines for emergency stand-by applications.

In early 2016, with the development of U.S.-bound EPA-certified engines underway in India, the company established KOEL Americas Corp. in the Houston suburb of Magnolia, Texas. The subsidiary will support the Americas, including Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. Magnolia is also home to the company’s engine and spare parts warehouse; a second location is planned for Miami, Fla., to serve customers in Latin America.

The new KOEL Americas product line is comprised of three engine families with a total of four engine models. The model 4R810NA1 is a 3.24 L four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine rated 48.7 hp/35.8 kW. The next two models in the power range share the layout of the previous engine, but also get a turbocharger and aftercooler: the model 4R810TA1 is rated 95 hp/69.8 kW while the 4R810TA2 is rated 65 hp/47.8 kW.

The largest engine in the current KOEL line-up is the model 4K1080TA1, a 4.33 L four-cylinder diesel engine rated 156 hp/114.7 kW. The latter engine also gets a turbocharger and aftercooler.

The engines are rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Tier 3 for emergency stand-by generator set applications. Depending on the requirements of the customer, the company will sell them as bare engines up to complete generator-drive packages ready to be bolted to a frame or inside an enclosure.

KOEL is the flagship business of the $2 billion industrial conglomerate Kirloskar Group, which was founded in 1888 and is managed by the Kirloskar family to this day.

A more complete look at these new Kirloskar engines and the company’s strategy for North America can be found in the January issue of Diesel Progress.
ndia’s Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. (KOEL) has developed and now introduced certified engines specifically for the U.S. market. After nearly three years of engineering work, the company recently unveiled a range of generator-drive engines for emergency stand-by applications.

In early 2016, with the development of U.S.-bound EPA-certified engines underway in India, the company established KOEL Americas Corp. in the Houston suburb of Magnolia, Texas. The subsidiary will support the Americas, including Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. Magnolia is also home to the company’s engine and spare parts warehouse; a second location is planned for Miami, Fla., to serve customers in Latin America.

The new KOEL Americas product line is comprised of three engine families with a total of four engine models. The model 4R810NA1 is a 3.24 L four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine rated 48.7 hp/35.8 kW. The next two models in the power range share the layout of the previous engine, but also get a turbocharger and aftercooler: the model 4R810TA1 is rated 95 hp/69.8 kW while the 4R810TA2 is rated 65 hp/47.8 kW.

The largest engine in the current KOEL line-up is the model 4K1080TA1, a 4.33 L four-cylinder diesel engine rated 156 hp/114.7 kW. The latter engine also gets a turbocharger and aftercooler.

The engines are rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Tier 3 for emergency stand-by generator set applications. Depending on the requirements of the customer, the company will sell them as bare engines up to complete generator-drive packages ready to be bolted to a frame or inside an enclosure.

KOEL is the flagship business of the $2 billion industrial conglomerate Kirloskar Group, which was founded in 1888 and is managed by the Kirloskar family to this day.

A more complete look at these new Kirloskar engines and the company’s strategy for North America can be found in the January issue of Diesel Progress.

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