In 1933 Adelmo Lombardini, together with his brothers Alberto and Rainero, started his own business, setting up the company "Officine Meccaniche Lombardini Brothers", located in the outskirts of Reggio Emilia. From 2007, KOHLER Co, believing in the same values of continuous research, customer focus and quality of commitment, continues on the same path to international success. And this year, 2013, we are celebrating our eightieth anniversary. Eighty years through contemporary history, via the Second World War, the post-war reconstruction, the economic boom, the Cold War and the economic crisis, events in which the Company has always responded, adapting and innovated. Today, innovation is still defining the historical brand of Reggio Emilia:
- Product innovation, thanks to the launch of the new KDI (Kohler Direct Injection) Engine Family, that will extend the product range up to 100 kW.
- Image innovation. In harmony with Lombardini's ongoing commitment to innovation, what better way to celebrate 80 years than an event which incorporates modern media tools such as Face-book and Youtube which are widely accessible to all, and a strong connection with Reggio Emilia - the birthplace of the Company. 80years together, an initiative that will take place throughout 2013, aims to gather the evidence which expresses the strong cohesion between the company, its network, its customers and the community. The company has commissioned Peter Anceschi, a young artist from Reggio Emilia, to create a unique painting, of which 80 prints have been made tol be donated to the first 80 people that over coming months during various Lombardini events, will leave a video-message about Lombardini. All photos and videos collected will be part of a communication project via social-network media, and will provide a tangible demonstration of the variety and the large number of friends of the company. The initiative was launched during the EIMA 2012 exhibition, with the first two copies of the art work donated to Gianni Borghi and Francesca Rubbiani, President and Marketing Director of Lombardini respectively. Now, it's your turn !
Energy, talent and creativity are reflected in all real and virtual sectors in the modern world, including the fundamentally important field of communication. As part of a media strategy emphasising openness and dialogue with all the persons and organisations it interacts with, the Lombardini Group is betting on social media to open channels that are essential at a time when direct, immediate messaging is critically important. What does this mean in practical terms? It means that the Facebook and Twitter pages of the Lombardini Group are accessible and continuously updated, that you can interface with the Group's Linkedin account to search for employment or get information on the Group's operations, and that the Lombardini YouTube channel is an indispensable tool for witnessing the world of Lombardini with your very own eyes. In short, it means that the Lombardini Group's method of communicating has been instilled with innovation - like all other facets of the world of Kohler.
Our mission continues to be innovation. Being the most innovative partner on the market is what we strive to achieve. So, research and development of the finest solutions possible lie at the heart of our daily commitment to each and every project. This is the perspective in which the agricultural version of the Command Pro 7-14 petrol engine is being marketed. It's a family of products offering exceptional performance and great versatility. The version designed specifically by Kohler for the applications of European manufacturers is fitted with remote accelerator control and power take-off through a 23 mm tapered shaft and an EU flange (with six holes). And the possibilities don't end there: a cylindrical shaft and an SAE flange are also available. With these special features that apply to all displacements, the new range of engines are an excellent substitute - at a very competitive price - for most petrol engines currently used in small agricultural applications (for example cultivators). And to meet the special needs of this product category, the company has decided to offer the option of equipping engines in the Command Pro 7-14 range with an oil-bath air filter instead of the "Quad-clean" dry filter. And, the "oil alert" system can be removed so that the machines can be used without interruption on the irregular terrain that is typical of agricultural applications.
Two major international events await the Kohler Group over the next few weeks. The public and the trade will have two opportunities to examine first-hand the excellence and quality of the products and innovations offered by Kohler-Lombardini. The events are Batimat, the International Construction Exhibition - which will take place on November 4-8 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre - and Agritechnica, the most important international exhibition in the agricultural machinery sector, to be held at the Hanover trade fair centre on November 12-16 (with a preview on November 10 and 11). The French and German events are two open windows on the world, as demonstrated by the growing number of exhibitors and the extremely high technology on display. The Paris event is again proving to be a uniquely important construction exhibition, with particular emphasis on materials and innovative equipment. The 2013 edition will concentrate on two new themes: accessibility and living comfort, and technology applied to buildings. 2700 exhibitors from 47 countries will be present in Hanover - a record for the event. The level of foreign exhibitors has reached 53% - the highest ever recorded - and the amount of display areas has increased considerably. The data shows that the status of the German fair as an international reference point for agricultural technology has been additionally reinforced. For these two events, Kohler will showcase its commitment, versatility and constant efforts toward creating innovation by presenting its range of KDI (Kohler Direct Injection) engines. The Kohler stand at Batimat can be found in HALL 7, at STAND N38. In Hanover, Kohler will be in HALL 01, at STAND F107.
You Design, in other words the philosophy of putting the customer as the focus our product. Adelmo Lombardini and his brothers founded our company in 1933. At that time, agricultural mechanization was only beginning, but that intuition was the first seed in a long success story. It was a winning idea because it was founded on a profound value which has never changed since – that each single engine must be made perfectly, with the level of care usually reserved for works of art. Today, Lombardini is the undisputed leader in Europe in the production of diesel engines, and this achievement is not just the fruit of the innovation and quality of our product, but is also due to the attention we pay to our customers. A thorough pre-sales service aims to understand the customer's requirements, turning it into a personalized product. The versatility and wide range of our products and the professionalism of our staff translate together into impeccable customer service, leading to a full understanding of the engine and its abilities and a guarantee that it is perfectly suited to the machinery that it will be installed in. This way a single engine version is born which, depending on the situation, can even be installed directly on the machinery thanks to the work of a team of specialized technicians from the applications department. A sure way to make our engine become your engine - just yours.
With the launch of its new site, Lombardini is offering a new service to its customers and to anyone who needs information on the company's sales and service points. This is an easy-to-use dealer locator – a geolocation app' which allows users to find out where they can obtain spare parts, purchase Lombardini products and have their machinery repaired, filtering the search on the basis of two extremely simple parameters – the location of the dealer or the name of the spare parts centre or reseller. In the first case, you will be immediately shown the facility nearest to your current location; in the second, just knowing the name will let you find the location. A new service to meet the needs of those who choose Lombardini - in an even more timely and efficient manner.
"Despite the world economy going through difficult times we could not give up the opportunity to celebrate 80 years since the beginning of Lombardini as we confidently look towards a strong future, and there is no better way to celebrate such an important event than with those who have really lived it". This formed part of the opening statement from Giuseppe Bava, CEO of Lombardini, to introduce the Open Day 2013, which took place on Saturday, September 21st and which had as its main theme the people and their history within the company. At the heart of the celebration were the people who have achieved membership of the prestigious Quarterly Century Club Kohler (QCC), the group that celebrates employees who have reached 25 years of collaboration with the company and now has over 8000 people worldwide. During the event, Tom Cromwell, President-Engines and Jean Schmidt, Director-HR, Global Power Group, welcomed all members of Lombardini Senior Group, who have contributed to the many successes of the company. Over 1,500 visitors attended the event and could follow a number of prestigious awards made and tour an exhibition set up especially to show many current applications featuring Lombardini & Kohler engines. A full and informative day was carefully planned for our guests, with particular emphasis placed on the historical changes throughout the evolution of the company's products ranging from some of the old 1950" era tractors to the latest technologically advanced KDI engine powered machines. The band of Viano accompanied the event for the day which culminated with the superb skills of Engineer Luigi Aldini, who painted the 80 years logo in the sky with his plane FALCO.