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Davis & Shirtliff launches Kohler diesel engines in East Africa

Davis & Shirtliff, East Africa’s leading supplier of water and energy products, recently announced an exciting new partnership with diesel engine manufacturer Kohler. Kohler is one of the US’s largest private companies particularly known for its sanitary ware and petrol engine products who in 2007 purchased Italy’s industrial diesel engine manufacturer, Lombardini to add their range of respected diesel engines to the Kohler portfolio. Based in Reggio Emilia in central Italy and employing a staff of 600, Kohler Lombardini is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of small diesel engines with production of over 160,000 units per annum.

The range consists of both air and water cooled models in sizes from 10 to 100HP and they are internationally recognized for their state of the art technology. Davis and Shirtliff stocks a range of models specially selected for their suitability in African conditions and have also ensured good spare parts availability.

The Kohler diesel engines were recently introduced at a well-attended event at the Serena Hotel where the Principal Guest was Paolo de Berardinis, the Kohler Regional Export Manager. He introduced the features of the engines emphasizing their excellent reliability and fuel efficiency and also announced the appointment of Davis & Shirtliff as their exclusive distributor for the region. Davis & Shirtliff CEO Alec Davis also spoke explaining the strategic importance of the engines to the Davis & Shirtliff Group, particularly for powering its extensive range of water pumps and generators, though also for general distribution to other diesel engine users. He also explained the importance of Kohler engines to the market following the demise of the previously popular Lister brand.

Davis & Shirtliff are very excited about the potential for Kohler diesel engines. Their international reputation for excellent performance and good value has already been proved in the market, which combined with Davis & Shirtliff’s assured service support will ensure the success of the new partnership.


Davis and Shirtliff, Kenya’s leading water and energy solutions provider, has unveiled a partnership with international water company Dow Water and Process Solutions that will see the incorporation of high-tech water treatment solutions to meet the need for safe and affordable drinking water. Dow Water and Process Solutions will provide its high technology Ultra Filtration and Reverse Osmosis products to Davis and Shirtliff, complementing the Kenyan multinational’s offering of unique water solutions for both homes and institutions.

Reverse Osmosis is a technique that uses semi permeable membranes to filter solvents, bacteria and viruses out of water. The membranes remove virtually all dissolved solids and micro-organism from the water rendering it totally pure. It is a process particularly suitable for treating salinity and also has applications in manufacturing where pure water is needed.Ultra Filtration is a newer technology and is a highly effective treatment process suitable for silted waters that filters down to 0.02micron, a purity that produces potable water to international standards without any chemical additions. The process removes solid particles and macromolecules from raw water by passing the raw water through thousands of tiny hollow fibres in a filter cartridge to produce a filtrate free from suspended solids. It is particularly suitable for ground water treatment and has wide applications in installations from domestic to town sizes. Particular uses in the region will be rural communities, agricultural industries, disaster relief, site camps, factory treatment etc where high quality potable water is required. It is particularly suitable as an alternative to conventional flocculation, settlement, filtration and chlorination plants that are bulky, complex to operate, use chemicals and do not produce treated water of similar high quality.

The event was held in a Nairobi residential site adjacent to a river, which was highly turbid due to the ongoing rains. About 40 engineers from the public, NGO, water provider and private sectors attended and they were addressed by Dow engineers Fabian Creus and Javier Sanchez, who were visiting specially from the Dow engineering centre in Spain. They explained the technology and the application of the products and then a working Davis & Shirtliff designed and assembled UF plant was demonstrated, the effectiveness being shown by comparing the raw and treated water quality. As a confirmation of the process’s effectiveness the Davis & Shirtliff and Dow team drank the treated water and they were then joined by many participants who commented on its good taste! Dow is the leading world supplier of both RO and UF membranes. Supported by Dow engineers Davis & Shirtliff design and build plants particularly specified to the water to be treated and the local assembly ensures excellent value as well as support and serviceability. A number of plants have already been installed and certainly the UF treatment technology will soon become familiar in the region.



There are numerous water sources and the common ones being rain water, river water, underground wells and springs. This water can be converted into high quality potable water. The #WaterMaker is a specially formulated chemical compound that is used as an additive to purify contaminated water. You need 5g sachet of WaterMaker purifier to settle any impurities and disinfect the contaminants in a 20Litre container of raw water and ready to drink in 10minutes, call the water professionals +254711079200 to get more info. Download product datasheet http://www.watermakersachets.com/sites/default/files/WaterMaker_0.pdf