Kohler says with dedicated in-country capabilities and an extended genset range, it is committed to meeting Nigeria’s need for mission-critical power
Kohler Power Systems Nigeria, part of Kohler Power Systems EMEA, has announced the expansion of the genset range available to Nigerian customers. To help meet the demand for mission-critical power across industry, construction, commercial and residential use, customers in the country will now be able to access five high-power KDI generators – supplied from a dedicated Nigerian assembly and testing facility in Lagos.
The KDI generators have an optimal power-to-size ratio and adapted cooling capacity. Robust enough to handle load impacts, the 5 KDI generators maintain frequency and voltage at all times, to ensure the quality of the electricity they produce.
The new generators join the existing range of Kohler gensets available from the 2179m2 facility in Ikeja, Lagos as well as John Deere, Doosan and Volvo, Mitsubishi and KD Series engines.
Fully equipped to assemble and test gensets imported from Kohler’s production site in Brest, France, the Lagos plant includes over 700m2 of storage space for 400 gensets, allowing for the quick supply of most generators.
Chassis, alternators, engines and control panels are combined to local specifications and tested to ensure they meet local rules on noise levels. Customers for these gensets then benefit from local customer support, which is in turn supported by Kohler’s global services.
As Daniel Roudaut, Nigeria National Sales Manager, explained: “Our ability to offer our customers in Nigeria a combination of local assembly in Lagos and global partnerships means that they benefit from optimum quality not only in the products they choose but in the services that support them too.
Further expansion of generator ranges is planned for the near future – meaning customers in the country – and across the African continent – will have access to an even wider selection of the most efficient and most effective mission-critical power on the market.”
According to Kohler, newly available KDI generators include K16, K22, K33, K44 and K66. Generators from 15-750kVA are in stock in Lagos, with larger generators available for projects. The John Deere motorisation gensets available comprise the J88, J110, J165 and J220. In stock from Doosan are the D275, D330, D440, D550, D700 and D830 motorisation gensets, and from Volvo, the V400 and V550. For all motorisation, other power nodes are available on request as are generators above 830 kVA.