Kohler has named Medart Inc. as its central distributor for Kohler gasoline engines along with gasoline and diesel service parts in Texas. This announcement follows the acquisition by Medart Inc. of the small engines business of Waukesha-Pearce LLC (WPI). Medart is a long-time distributor of Kohler gasoline engines, portable generators, and pumps in several key U.S. markets. The distributor is known for its deep understanding of Kohler engines as well as its successful, 50-year history of serving the manufacturer’s customer base.

“We have a long, proven track record with Medart and we’re pleased to see the company’s territory is now expanding to include Texas,” said Chris Rector, director – distribution sales and service for Kohler Engines. “The team at WPI will be working closely with Medart over the next several months to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for all Kohler engines customers being served by WPI in Texas. In fact, Medart will be working out of WPI’s Houston facility for a short time until Medart moves into its own Houston-based facility to be serve its newest customers.”

While Medart assumes responsibility for Kohler gasoline engines along with gasoline and diesel service parts throughout Texas, the Kohler diesel engines business in the state will continue to be served by Engines Inc.

Kohler has been manufacturing engines for more than 90 years and offers a full array of gasoline, diesel and gaseous-fueled engines up to 134 horsepower, which are supplied to equipment manufacturers worldwide in the lawn-and-garden, commercial and industrial, agricultural and construction markets.

Medart, founded in 1912, has been in the turf, rental and industrial engines industries. It has distribution facilities in St. Louis, Kansas City, Memphis, Tenn., and Mobile, Ala.