Date: July 10th, 2018
Publication: The Economic Times
Author: Jayashree Bhosale
Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL) today unveiled its 3000 rpm FM/UL range of fire fighting engines in the presence of its OEMs from Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
So far KOEL manufactured fire fighting engines up-to 2600 rpm. Today KOEL unveiled its enhanced 3000 rpm range that opens new opportunities across the globe.
KOEL’s product portfolio will cover 55 to 330 hp in FMUL category. It also has UL listed drive shafts. The product range for non-listed segment is 27 hp to 608 hp. With KOEL’s strong R&D capabilities it would soon be enhancing its product range in a phase wise manner to further meet specific market requirements.
Demand for FMUL engines is on the rise in the international markets. KOEL has developed its FMUL engine product portfolio specifically targeting these international markets.
Speaking on the occasion Mr Atul Kirloskar, Executive Chairman, said that “KOEL’s future growth strategy will be driven by key factors related to innovation led new launches and expansion in key geographic markets. We see continued volume growth in our fire fighting pump set business on the back of new product launches and existing product ramp-ups.” He also said that “In keeping with our aspiration to become a truly global brand, KOEL initiated its global growth journey 5 years ago with a bold vision of touching the world by 2025. We aim to be the most preferred diesel engine for fire fighting pump set application.”
Joint Managing Director, Mr R. R. Deshpande addressing the OEMs said that “Being a manufacturer, we have a greater control on the supply chain. We offer the best delivery period making operations of our OEMs more efficient. Our service is a differentiating factor in the market place. I am confident that these strengths will help our OEMs to scale up their operations effectively.”
KOEL also provides accessories such as drive shafts, base frame, canopy, coupling etc. The OEMs greatly appreciated the new products and also complimented KOEL for its efficient service capabilities.