Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL) proudly unveiled its 3000 rpm FM/UL range of firefighting engines in the presence of its OEMs from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. With this launch, KOEL is confident of achieving a leading position in the firefighting segment in the near future and also to be the most preferred diesel engines manufacturer for firefighting pump sets.
KOEL is the only engine manufacturer in India to produce fire fighting engines at its state of the art manufacturing facilities. So far KOEL manufactured firefighting engines up-to 2600 rpm. 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 the FMUL category. It also has UL listed drive shafts. The product range for the 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 firefighting pump set the 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 firefighting 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 marketplace. I am confident that these strengths will help our OEMs to scale up their operations effectively.”
KOEL is the only diesel engine manufacturer in the world having a specific focus on firefighting segment. It 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.