Kohler Co.s Global Power Group, a global leader in engines and power generator systems, announced it will launch its first diesel engine line for the North America market. Kohler made the announcement at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 22. The new KOHLER diesel air- and liquid-cooled engines will be available for order beginning February 1 from Kohler Engines dealers and distributors throughout North America. Kohler will launch a line of single- and multi-cylinder diesel engines from 7-67 horsepower (50kW and under). The new KOHLER diesel engines will be emission compliant, to the latest EPA and CARB emission requirements. Kohler is very serious about competing in the non-highway engine market on a worldwide map and this diesel line complements our current gasoline engine offering, said Paul Bartelt, President-Kohler Co.s engine division. Kohler Co.s engine division, in operation since the 1920s, manufactures air- and liquid-cooled, four-cycle gasoline engines in the 4 to 40 horsepower range. Kohler engines are supplied to equipment manufacturers worldwide in the lawn and garden, commercial and industrial, agricultural and construction markets. -more- Customers are seeking contemporary diesel technology at a competitive price point, that is backed by a far-reaching service network, which Kohler provides, Bartelt said. Our Kohler distribution and dealer network are poised to provide our new customers with industry-leading parts, service and sales support. Were pleased to see the enthusiasm and expertise they will bring to this new diesel line. The new KOHLER diesel engines will feature an extensive range of both air- and liquid-cooled units that offer advanced fuel efficiency and low sound levels, and a myriad of air intake and oil-filtration system options, said Rich Koehl, Director-Marketing and Quality for the companys engine division. The KOHLER diesels will be supported by a solid application engineering team as well, ready to work with OEMs in a responsive and creative manner.