KOHLER, Wis. — Kohler Engines was named the recipient of the Best Quality and Best Overall Supplier awards by JCB North America, Pooler, Ga., at a recent event for the company’s key suppliers. JCB, one of the world’s top three manufacturers of construction equipment, uses a variety of Kohler Direct Injection (KDI) diesel engines in its equipment, including its lineup of compact excavators and skid steer loaders.

“It’s incredibly rewarding to be recognized among the best  suppliers by a highly respected partner like JCB North America,” says John Chowaniak, senior national accounts manager for Kohler Engines. “Kohler works diligently to be a front-runner in diesel engine technology and we’re humbled to be singled out by JCB for the consistent value we bring to the company and — by extension — to users of JCB compact equipment throughout North America.”  

The KOHLER Direct Injection (KDI) diesel engine line now includes 8 models, which all meet the latest emissions standards without a bulky and inefficient diesel particulate filter, or DPF. The compact engines are designed to deliver optimal power and torque for the toughest jobs while also maximizing fuel consumption and limiting emissions.