Ecowind is the only Lombardini-branded finished product. It has a double function: it works as an autonomous air conditioner system and as a DC generator able to put in action all on-board devices without even turning on the engine. Powered by a small Lombardini diesel engine, ECOWIND offers the same comfort supplied by vehicle running off. Thanks to these features, it can supply air conditioning, heating and automatic battery charger. ECOWIND isdesigned for all industrial vehicles, from tractors to railway wagons. The air conditioning compressor and the alternator works with a belt drive actioned by the endothermic engine. The auxiliary engine operates the compressor directly without drawing power from the batteries but recharging them! ECOWIND is the only auxiliary power unit on the market able to guarantee the same levels of heating and air-conditioning performance with the vehicle's main engine turned off, as when it is running. It consists in an automotive compressor, an automotive alternator and above all a Lombardini single-cylinder diesel engine.
Founded in 1974 as INTERMOTOR Spa for single-cylinder petrol engines production, Rieti plant is today one of the most important LOMBARDINI Group profitable division. Implemented in 20,000, the overall area of 100,000 square metres is dedicated to single-cylinder air-cooled diesel engines. Starting with just few products of Reggio Emilia Lombardini catalogue, after a while our technicians designed engines directly on premises. First to agriculture, then we extended our business to industry, construction, genset and marine world, becaming international in April 2008 when Rieti line produced two-millionth engines. Our flagship is 15LD range has been recently updated to meet the ever-increasing market demand. The new KD15 440 get on cutting-edge components and is improvged by technical innovations. Aimed in strenghtening technology and productivity, LOMBARDINI Group investment policy rolled out large machine tools to support the company in keeping main mechanical processes on Rieti site, which boasts now of some universal and flexible features. One of our most important turning points is the foundation of LOMBARDINI MARINE division in 1986. Engines here produced were protagonists of the popular trans-oceanic races because they do not just supply propulsion for cruising and mooring, but work also like generators in providing power source to navigational instruments. In 2014, Rieti plant celebrated its 40th anniversary: 40 years of growth and achievements, 40 years of constant challenges to build the company success. THE FUTURE NEVER ENDS!
Energy, talent and creativity are reflected in all traditional and digital communication. As part of a media strategy in order to create an open dialogue between staff and organisations, Lombardini Group is betting on social media to realize an instant, direct and always updated messaging channel. What does it basically means? Our Facebook and Twitter pages are accessible and constantly updated, to relate with the group's Linkedin account and search for employment or get information on the enterprise operations. Lombardini YouTube channel is furthermore an important "open window" on our world. In the group's communication has been instilled with innovation, such as all other facets of the world of Kohler.
The Lombardini Marine generator range is being updated with the launch of the new LMG 9000, LMG 14000 and LMG 18000 models, with power outputs ranging from 8 to 16 kW. Quality, performance, low noise and light weight are the key characteristics of this new series – they feature a new alternator which offers increased versatility for the product. Available in single-phase or three-phase versions, 400/230V or 230/120V at 3000 rpm. Waveform quality is assured by the new AVR system, which guarantees voltage variability of less than 3% both under load and unloaded. The new control panel, connected to the generator via Ethernet cable, provides a display of operational parameters (voltage and current supply, running time), and warning lights for high coolant temperature, low oil pressure and overloading. The new soundproofed fibreglass case provides significant noise reduction. Provision for hose and cable connections is built in, simplifying generator installation. The new generators have been designed with simple maintenance in mind – main inspections of engine components, replacement of parts subject to wear and topping up of fluids can be performed from the same side of the unit.
Kohler-Lombardini Group has once again be taking part in two major international events: the Executive Hire Show hold at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th February and Fima that opened its doors at the Zaragoza Exhibition Centre in Spain from February 11th to 15th. The British, Executive Hire Show is the most important event for tool & plant rental companies. It is an opportunity to show the latest products and show innovations to potential customers. The Spanish Fima is, on the other side the International Agricultural Machinery Fair celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. It points to its established role as a benchmark for the agricultural machinery market around the world. Last year Fima had already overtaken in terms of exhibitors and space booking amount so it undoubtedly proved to be a great event where Europe's leading companies shows technologically advanced equipments to meet increasing customer demands. This two meetings had been a great opportunity to see the latest KDI (Kohler Direct Injection) and Courage 3000 Series of petrol and diesel engines.
We were there: Executive Hire Show – Stand E41 FIMA – Hall 11/Stand 36/40
You Design, because the customer is the core of our product. In 1933 Adelmo Lombardini and his brothers founded the company, when agricultural mechanics was just at the beginning. This was the first seed in a long success story and a winning intuition because it was founded on the profound value that each single engine must be made perfectly, with high quality standards usually reserved to works of art. Today, Lombardini is the undisputed leader in Europe for diesel engines production and this achievement is not just the result of product innovation and quality, but is also due to the attention we pay to our customers. A thorough pre-sales service aims to understand every customer demands, turning it into a tailor made product. The versatility and wide range of our products and the competence of the staff turn into impeccable customer service: our expertise and competence in engines is guarantee of perfect suitability to the machinery they will be installed in. Every piece version is created upon requirements and our specialized technicians or applications department can even install they directly on the machinery. A trusted solution to make our engine become your engine - just yours.
With the launch of its new web 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 to help allows in finding spare parts dealers, where to 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 next to your location; in the second, just knowing the name you can find out the address. A new service to meet the needs of those who choose Lombardini - in an even more timely and efficient manner.
Despite global financial crisis we could not give up the opportunity to celebrate 80 years of Lombardini success as we confidently look towards a strong future, and there is no better way to celebrate such an important event than with those who really are employed in it. Our CEO Giuseppe Bava introduced Open Day 2013 talking about people and their history within the company. The cerimony core were the membership of the prestigious Quarterly Century Club Kohler (QCC), who reached 25 years of collaboration with the company and now has over 8000 employees worldwide. During the event, Tom Cromwell, President-Engines and Jean Schmidt, HR Director, Global Power Group, welcomed all members of Lombardini Senior Group, who contributed to company success. Over than 1,500 visitors were attending the event, during which a series of awards were assigned and an exhibition show was set up 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 company's products ranging from some of the old 1950" era tractors to the latest technologically advanced KDI engine powered machines. The Viano band accompanied the event during the event which culminated with the superb skills of Engineer Luigi Aldini, who painted the ‘80 logo in the sky while driving his plane FALCO.