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Mumbai, India, 2011/01/19 - Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd receives two coveted awards from Frost & Sullivan - "Most Preferred Brand in the Manufacturing / Process Industry Segment (upto 250 KVA) & Customer Service Support Leadership (Below 250 KVA), 2010.
Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited received two coveted awards from Frost & Sullivan in the Diesel Generators (Gensets) segment for being the "Most Preferred Brand in the Manufacturing / Process Industry Segment - upto 250 KVA" & for the "Customer Service Support Leadership -below 250KVA" for the year 2010. The award was presented to Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited at the Indian Backup Power Industry Excellence Awards Banquet organised at the Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon, recently.
Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL) was bestowed these top honors for the second time for its excellent performance and outstanding contribution to the Genset industry by achieving a competitive customer based leading position in the market. Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards are based on its extensive research, analysis of the market and assessment of participants competing/operating in this market followed by interactions with various end-users. This year the companies were evaluated on parameters like industry penetration, up-time, trouble free performance, overall customer satisfaction, likelihood of buying for future requirements.
KOEL is the flagship company of the Kirloskar Group and was set up in 1946. Today it is an acknowledged leader in the manufacture of Diesel Engines, Generating Sets and Engine Bearings. KOEL recently launched its DV series of diesel engines in the range of 400 to 625 kVA which are designed on the principle of high pressure central injection technology. Four valves with centrally located fuel injection ensure even spread of fuel in the combustion chamber. There is a special design of lube oil circulating system with centrifugal filters which provides an extended time of lube oil to 500 hrs.
These engines are proven for their durability and reliability and comply with future emission norms (EU stage II level). The DV engines can also run on 100% Bio-diesel making them more environment friendly as the carbon emission is 40% lower than diesel.
Speaking on the occasion N.A Joshi, Sr. Vice President – Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited said, "Customers have always been our main focus. We have always manufactured the best in their category products using state of the art modern technology which is clean and green. Our indigenously developed and recently launched DV series Genset in the range of 400 to 625 KVA powered the opening and closing ceremonies during the XIX Commonwealth Games at Delhi. This accomplishment has showcased our commitment and capabilities in the higher KVA bracket as well. The Genset market is a diverse one and this award has proven that Kirloskar Green Genset is the major and dominant player and remains to be the most preferred brand amongst customers".
Presenting the award, Amol Kotwal, Deputy Director – Energy and Power Systems Practice, from Frost & Sullivan, said, "Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited is the one of the leading diesel Genset supplier in India, and the undisputed leader in the upto 250 KVA range of diesel gensets. Due to its vast service and dealer network, excellent pre and post sales service besides the competence of service personnel, KOEL was judged to have remarkably gained the confidence of the customers leading to substantial brand loyalty. This Voice of Customer Award reflects KOEL’s tremendous responsiveness to customer needs"
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Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL)
KOEL (kirloskar.com) is the flagship company of the Kirloskar Group and was set up in 1946. Today it is an acknowledged leader in the manufacture of Diesel Engines, Generating Sets and Engine Bearings. Besides generating power supply which is crucial for the nations growth KOEL’s products (Engines) provide mechanical power to a host of applications such Agricultural pumps, Industrial Machines and Construction Equipment. KOEL has an expansive network of customer contact center located throughout the country with manufacturing plants at Pune, Kagal, Nashik, Ahmednagar and Rajkot. KOEL today also has a sizable presence in the African, Middle-East and South-East Asian Markets. The KOEL product reliability and the acceptance of the customer is well understood from the fact that over 2 million engines have been sold. Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited is amongst the independent engine manufacturers in India that have in-house capability to design, develop and manufacture diesel engines for a variety of applications.
Contact: Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited
Sanjay Jain, Institutional Sales – Power Generation
M: +91 98814 77089 / P: +91 20 66084495 - E: sanjay.jain[.]kirloskar.com.