Kohler Power Systems expanding Mosel manufacturing
By Mike Brezonick03 March 2021
Kohler Power Systems, part of the Kohler Co. Power Group, has announced a 155,000 sq. ft. expansion to its existing North American manufacturing facility in Mosel, Wisconsin, U.S.A. The expansion project, now underway, includes what the company called a ”state-of-the-art production and testing space and increased warehousing, as well as a world-class customer experience center.”
Kohler said the plant expansion supports its continued growth in key strategic markets, specifically mission critical and data center segments. This is the second major expansion at Mosel in the last eight years, following a decade of sustained growth and product introductions.
“This strategic capital investment helps us achieve operational excellence in product development, manufacturing capabilities, and supply chain efficiency to ensure we are positioned to meet increasing demand and grow market share for many years to come,” said Brian Melka, group president – Kohler Power. “We will always strive to surpass our customers’ expectations, and this expansion is a key pillar of our long-term growth strategy.”
As Kohler Power Systems’ business continues to grow, so does the demand for large industrial diesel generators – greater than 2000 kW – and integrated power systems being designed and built in the factory. Kohler said it is the only generator set manufacturer to provide factory-built enclosures in that higher power range and supply a completely integrated system from a single facility.
“This facility is Kohler’s North American center of excellence for industrial solutions ranging from 250 to 4000 kW,” said Charles Hunsucker, general manager-Americas & Data Centers for Kohler Power Systems. “The expansion and redesign of production processes enable us to increase capacity for generators, switchgear, engineered enclosures, and testing capabilities ensuring we continue to meet the demands of the market and our customers.
“The project delivers the needed space to enhance our vendor managed finished goods stocking program, which is essential for our key partners in the data center market. We’re excited to provide a world-class customer experience center that will showcase our proud 101-year history of Kohler Power, and offer existing and future customers a comfortable environment and gracious experience.”
The company said it is also committed to developing cleaner energy solutions with generators that lead the industry in power density and fuel economy and contribute to a lower environmental impact.