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Kohler wins DIESEL Of The Year 2022 award for a third time

April 7, 2022  By  Don Horne

DIESEL Of The Year is back at Kohler, winning the award for the third time in 10 years with the new KSD 1403TCA engine. It had already won the award in 2012 with the KDI 2504TCR and in 2015 with the KDI 3404TCR SCR.

“We are enthusiastic and honoured to receive this prestigious award now, for the third time in ten years. It is the demonstration of Kohler’s strong commitment to the business and continuous investment in new engines” comments Vincenzo Perrone, president of Kohler Engines. “All of what has been accomplished is thanks to the hard work of our world-class global team. Words can’t express how proud I am of the collective efforts made by all our associates in making KSD a reality. It is through their dedication, perseverance and teamwork, not to mention expertise and collective know-how, that this project came to fruition and has been and will continue to be a great success.”

DIESEL magazine, which has been one of the leading specialist magazines in the sector in Europe since 1986, awards this prestigious title each year to the most innovative diesel engine. Kohler celebrated with a ceremony in the museum at its historic headquarters in Reggio Emilia, in its evocative gallery which displays some of the engines that have marked the history of the company.


The award-winning engine is part of the new KSD (Kohler Small Displacement) engine series, designed to adapt to all geographical areas, comply with all regulations worldwide, and be compatible with all types of machines.

The KSD series can be easily integrated with the increasingly complex electronic systems of industrial machines, which are constantly evolving.

“Remember recent prophecies about Internal Combustion Engine’s premature burial? They were wrong, and diesel still has a long future in front. The KSD Series is a demonstration of this. The most intimate reason for the DOTY 2022 is precisely in the audacity to have invested in such an engine platform” declares Fabio Butturi, editorial coordinator at DIESEL. “The Diesel of the Year’s jury also appreciated the engine’s versatility and elasticity of features and configurations to simplify installation by OEMs.”


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