Kohler Co.has acquired Mount Kisco, New York-based Curtis Instruments, an electrification partner to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in several markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition was made through Kohler Power Group.
Curtis Instruments operates in 16 countries and has manufacturing locations in Puerto Rico, Bulgaria, China and India. The company employs 1,100 people globally.
Kohler Co. employs over 40,000 associates worldwide and has 50 manufacturing locations across the globe.
“We’re excited to welcome Curtis Instruments to our Kohler Power organization. This business, under the leadership of Stuart and Nick Marwell, is highly regarded for its market-leading position and expertise in electric and hybrid off-highway applications," said Brian Melka, group president at Kohler Power Group. “For more than 100 years, Kohler has been a preferred source of power for homes, businesses, and equipment, and integrating the Kohler and Curtis product portfolios and existing OEM relationships will create substantial growth opportunities for both brands. With this acquisition, we are leveraging our history of trusted expertise in power resiliency, as clean energy continues to play a crucial role in the continued expansion of Kohler Power."
According to a press release, the acquisition expands and diversifies Kohler's power portfolio by leveraging Curtis' electrification expertise with Kohler's gasoline and diesel engine business to best serve off-highway OEM customers. Curtis Instruments will operate as a standalone entity within the Kohler Power Group.
“Our entire Curtis Instruments organization is excited to join the Kohler Company of global businesses and be part of a forward-thinking privately held company," said Stuart Marwell, president at Curtis Instruments. "We were drawn to Kohler because of its nearly 150-year history of strong family leadership and innovation, as well as its commitment to embracing the growing shift to electrification and hybridization.”
News of this acquisition comes just a few days after Kohler Co. announced the company has also acquiredMassachusetts-based HeilaTechnologies. Heila is also set to operate as a standalone entity within Kohler Power Group. Heila offers a modular energy platform that aims to simplify the integration, operation, optimization and scale-up of distributed energy resources.