Kohler Power Systems, a manufacturer and marketer of generators, automatic transfer switches and switchgear, has acquired Maquigeral, a Brazil-based generator company based in Sao Paulo. Maquigeral brings a 50-year history, established sales channels and a product line from 30 to 750 kVA, plus uninterrupted power supply services to Kohler products.
“We were persuaded to invest in Brazil because of its strong economic potential, and a growing need for primary and backup power systems,” said Herbert Kohler Jr., chairman and CEO of Kohler Co. “Maquigeral represents an excellent building block in South America.”
Maquigeral will be managed by SDMO, Kohler’s French subsidiary, which has grown a great deal in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, manufacturing generator sets up to 3200 kVA, automatic transfer switches, controls, switchgear and generator packaging options. The company will focus on Brazil by increasing the product range and introducing additional technology into the current product offering.
Current Maquigeral executive Sandra Battistella will continue as general manager.
Kohler Co. is based in Kohler, Wis.