Lombardini Marine engines: innovation, versatility and flexibility.


On 25 November 1933, Adelmo Lombardini and his brothers founded the first Lombardini production factory in Gardenia near Reggio Emilia, Italy.


In 1934, 500 engines were produced by only 20 employees - 482 spark ignition & 18 diesel engines.  A very promising start yet who could have known then what the company would grow to become.
Initially producing complete machinery such as tractors and engine driven pumps, this was abandoned in favour of dedicating the company completely to diesel engines initially for agriculture, but later developing engines for various new fields in industrial, marine and power generation markets.  Always striving for improvements in performance, quality and customer service.


In November 1988, the three-millionth engine rolled off Lombardini's production line – a massive achievement from such small beginnings.


In 2007 the company was purchased by the Kohler Group, an American multinational who recognized Lombardini as a world leader in the design, development and production of small diesel engines. Over the years, Lombardini has acquired unrivalled know-how in its chosen market sector and became renowned for quality, reliability and respect for the environment, labour and safety.
Lombardini engines are truly versatile being used in a wide variety of machines, vehicles and equipment in modern strategic businesses such as: construction, agriculture, automotive and marine (both commercial and leisure).


Lombardini Marine, a division of the Kohler Group, was set up with the specific aim of developing & marketing the Lombardini industrial and automotive engines for marine use.  The division boasts extremely modern and well-equipped facilities plus a dedicated specialised team to create the best performing and technologically advanced products available in the market today.


Based on the proven and reliable FOCS, CHD and KDI engine ranges they are available for operation as inboard propulsion, saildrive or for on-board power generation in the form of silent gen sets.