Kohler Co. Acquires Curtis Instruments

Kohler Co.’s Power Group has signed an agreement to acquire Curtis Instruments, a leading electrification partner to OEMs across a broad range of markets including golf and recreational vehicles, turfcare, agriculture, material handling, mobile elevated work platforms, construction, marine and select on-road segments. The Curtis product portfolio includes motor speed controllers, HMIs and instrumentation, power conversion, CAN modules and other accessories; it also develops advanced software solutions for its customers.

Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Mount Kisco, New York, Curtis Instruments employs approximately 1,100 individuals. It operates in 16 countries, including manufacturing locations in Puerto Rico, Bulgaria, China and India. Curtis will operate as a standalone entity within the Kohler Power Group, with Stuart Marwell, president, reporting to Brian Melka, group president – power.

“We’re excited to welcome Curtis Instruments to our Kohler Power organization,” says Melka. “This business, under the leadership of Stuart and Nick Marwell, is highly regarded for its market-leading position and expertise in electric and hybrid off-highway applications. For more than 100 years, Kohler has been a preferred source of power for homes, businesses and equipment, and integrating the Kohler and Curtis product portfolios and existing OEM relationships will create substantial growth opportunities for both brands. With this acquisition, we are leveraging our history of trusted expertise in power resiliency, as clean energy continues to play a crucial role in the continued expansion of Kohler Power.”

“Our entire Curtis Instruments organization is excited to join the Kohler Company of global businesses and be part of a forward-thinking privately held company,” says Stuart Marwell. “We were drawn to Kohler because of its nearly 150-year history of strong family leadership and innovation, as well as its commitment to embracing the growing shift to electrification and hybridization. We are excited to help lead this next chapter for Kohler. Kohler and Curtis brands both stand for quality, innovation and commitment to long-term customer success.”

This transaction is announced just days following Kohler’s acquisition of Heila Technologies – a microgrid software controls company – and the creation of a separate Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) business unit focused on residential energy storage. These moves represent Kohler’s continued commitment to lead in diversified distributed energy solutions.



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