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Kohler taps Diesel-Bec as Eastern Canadian distributor

May 16, 2018  By  Mike Jiggens

May 16, 2018 – Kohler has expanded its distribution network for its KDI diesel engines with the addition of Boisbriand, Que.-based Diesel-Bec.

Diesel-Bec is a longtime distributor of diesel engines and is expected to bring Kohler diesel solutions to equipment manufacturers in Canada while also enhancing service and parts availability for end users. Diesel-Bec will cover Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

“We’ve been interested in enhancing the support and value-add packaging capabilities of our KDI diesel engines in Canada, and Diesel-Bec is the ideal company to make this happen,” Kyle Brandemuhl, director of diesel engines for KOHLER, said. “It has been incredibly rewarding for us to engage more and more distribution partners throughout the United States and Canada as our KDI diesel engines continue to deliver power, performance, and reliability in a diverse array of applications all around the world.”

In the North American market, the KOHLER Direct Injection (KDI) diesel engine line meets the latest emissions standards without a diesel particulate filter (DPF). The compact engines are designed to deliver optimal power and torque for the toughest jobs while also maximizing fuel consumption and limiting emissions.


KOHLER also recently introduced a new global emissions platform for its KDI lineup, called KOHLER Flex which is a suite of advanced engine systems that are integrated into the KDI line – based on the specific needs of global equipment manufacturers – to meet every emissions standard in the world. KOHLER Flex combines the existing design advantages of the KDI diesel engine line, including its high-pressure common rail system (CRS) and cooled-gas recirculation (C-EGR), with the most compact after-treatment devices to deliver an ideal emissions solution for leading equipment manufactures around the globe.

Kohler Co. has been manufacturing engines for more than 90 years and has continually enhanced its product lineup to help make life easier and more profitable for end users around the globe. The company offers a full array of gasoline, diesel and gaseous-fueled engines – up to 134 horsepower – which are supplied to equipment manufacturers worldwide in the lawn and garden, commercial and industrial, agricultural and construction markets. To learn more, visit www.KohlerPower.com.


Founded in 1981, Diesel-Bec is a division of JS Levesque Ltd., a company founded in 1920. Diesel-Bec is a versatile company working in several areas related to the distribution of diesel engines and has developed a strong reputation in Canada for its engineering expertise as well as its advanced parts and repair capabilities. For additional information, visit www.diesel-bec.com.

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