Lombardini's success is built around our customers. It is for this very reason that our support and attention continue after purchase of our products, thanks to our worldwide presence in the market. The sales network operated by the main office in Reggio Emilia, can count on the essential contribution of the 4 European branch business offices: France (Lyon, since 1964), Spain (Barcelona, since 1965), Germany (Frankfurt, since 1967) and Great Britain (Oxford, since 1989). Further support is provided by over 150 distributors in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and over 2000 specialized centres for spare parts and technical assistance spread over five continents. The new Singapore local office also covers the Asia Pacific area, excluding India, where Lombardini already has a plant, and China, which together with the USA is covered by the Kohler group's network. The three strong points are stock, lead times and training. The company supplies engine and spare parts stock in extremely short delivery times in all countries, under supervision of agents and distributors who undergo continuous training updates on site, or in the Reggio Emilia facility.
Founded as INTERMOTOR Spa for the production of single-cylinder petrol engines, the Rieti plant, operational since 1974, is still today an important production facility for the LOMBARDINI group. Spanning an area of 100,000 square metres, 20,000 of which is built on, it is our production facility for single-cylinder air-cooled diesel engines. Production started with some products already present in the Lombardini range in Reggio Emilia, but after a short time our technicians there were creating engines designed directly on the premises. These were initially created for agriculture, but today also satisfy the industrial, construction, genset and marine markets all over the world, with the two-millionth engine coming off the Rieti production line in April 2008. The jewel in the crown is the 15LD range, recently updated to meet ever-increasing demand with the new KD15 440 engine which uses cutting-edge components and technical innovations to strengthen and improve the 15LD family. The LOMBARDINI Group has always followed a policy of continuous investment in order to improve its technology and productivity, rolling out large machine tools in Rieti which have allowed the company to keep the main machining processes on site. This has allowed us to create a production system characterised by universality and flexibility. One of the major events in the company's history in the Rieti area was the formation of LOMBARDINI MARINE in 1986, a specific division dedicated to marine engines. The engines produced, which have been used in vessels participating in the most important trans-oceanic races, represent an indispensable component as they not only supply propulsion for cruising and mooring, but also function as generators, providing the current necessary to power all on-board instrumentation. In 2014 the Rieti plant is celebrating its 40th anniversary: 40 years of growth and achievements, 40 years of continuous challenges which the company has built its success on. THE FUTURE NEVER ENDS!
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.
Kohler-Lombardini Group will once again be taking part in two major international events: the Executive Hire Show to be held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th February and Fima that will be opening its doors at the Zaragoza Exhibition Centre in Spain from February 11th to 15th. The British, Executive Hire Show is the most important event in the calendar for the tool & plant rental companies to attend as the whole event is geared specifically for exhibitors and visitors to be from this important market sector. Companies will take this opportunity to show their latest products and to demonstrate new innovations that can prove of significant importance to potential customers. In Spain, Fima - the International Agricultural Machinery Fair - is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, pointing to its established role as a benchmark for the agricultural machinery market around the world. Fima 2014 has already overtaken last year in terms of the number of exhibitors and the amount of exhibition space booked so it will undoubtedly prove to be a great event where Europe's leading companies will be showing technologically advanced equipment to meet the needs of increasing customer demands. The two events will be a great opportunity to see the latest KDI (Kohler Direct Injection) and Courage 3000 Series of petrol and diesel engines. We're looking forward to seeing you there:
Executive Hire Show – Stand E41
FIMA – Hall 11/Stand 36/40
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.