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 !
A new communications strategy to highlight the strength of a successful "marriage". A new-look website which gathers all the products, the strong points and the philosophy of a worldwide group under the Lombardini and Kohler co. brands. This is what is represented by this new site, inside which you will be able to find the history, characteristics and objectives of the Reggio Emilia company – including Ecowind and Lombardini Marine – and the American multinational. With applications, catalogues and new multimedia content, it is a first step into the 80th year of Lombardini – founded in 1933 – riding the wave of innovation and consolidated strategy. This is what has made Lombardini and Kohler great, and which will continue to make them even more competitive.
Another important accolade has been given to the KDI engine.
After the "Diesel of the Year 2012" award presented during the INTERMAT show in Paris, by "Diesel" magazine, the most important Italian publication within the engine technology sector, the KDI was honored for its technical innovation at EIMA International held last November in Bologna. Lombardini received this prestigious award with the following endorsement, expressed by the judging committee: "The product allows to avoid project and service complications, linked to conventional Particulate After – treatment systems, in a power band where simplicity is a core feature, due to the reduced dimensions of the engine compartment typical of vehicles designed for agriculture and construction applications" The award was presented directly by Massimo Goldoni, President of UNACOMA, the event organizer.
The 40th EIMA International Exhibition closed with a result that exceeds even the most optimistic forecasts. The review of the mechanization of agriculture, horticulture and related components - promoted by FederUnacoma and organized by Unacoma Service - recorded an all time high in terms of exhibition space (140,000 square meters net, gross 270 000), visitors (196,192 people in five days from 7 to 11 November) and foreign attendees (32,133). Levels of foreign visitors are growing strongly with an increase of 22%, compared to the 2010 event the attendance of which already represented very positive growth, confirming the international scope of this Exhibition, which stands out as one of the "premier events" in the agricultural industry. In this context Lombardini has once again stood for innovation and design, obtaining the prestigious EIMA Technical Innovation Award 2012 with the KDI engine, the new and innovative product compliant to the Stage 3B/TIER 4Final emission norms without the use of any after treatment devices. During the show, we had the pleasure to receive the visit of the Minister of Agriculture, Mario Catania. Furthermore, EIMA was the occasion for Lombardini's Italian dealers to meet together and be fully updated regarding new products and the most recent news about the company. The next exhibition will be "Bauma" - the most important European exhibition for the Construction industry - that will take place in Munich from the 15th to the 21st of April. Come and see us in HALL A4-STAND 402
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.
In March 2013, the Engineering University of Modena and Reggio Emilia dedicated to "Enzo Ferrari", in collaboration with DemoCenter-Sipe and New Didactica (two of the most important local professional training school) , commences the thirteenth edition of the Master in Vehicle Engineering for graduates in Engineering, with a strong passion for the automotive vehicle and business. Lombardini, an official partner of the initiative, provides an opportunity for the students of the Masters course to make contact with our company by providing factory visits, educational events, testimonies and internships. The professional training course is the answer to the cultural and scientific application of a new professionalism in the automotive sector. It also aims to combine university education with the World of business, providing knowledge, technical skills and organizational measures for effective professional development. Thus responding to the ever changing configuration of professional skills required by the industry. The Masters course has a duration of 12 months: including a first phase of classroom lessons for a total of 1500 hours (from March to October) followed by three months of internship at one of the sponsor companies.