Energy & Power
Kohler Co. acquires UK-based Clarke Energy
By Renée Francoeur
February 3, 2017 – Kohler Co. has announced its Power Group has acquired Clarke Energy Ltd., based in Liverpool, England, which handles the engineering, construction, installation and maintenance of engine-based power plants and is an authorized distributor of GE’s reciprocating engines in 19 countries worldwide.
“Clarke Energy’s products and services are an excellent fit within our existing power systems business,” said David Kohler, president and CEO of Kohler Co. “We’re excited about this acquisition because it adds the distribution of large gaseous generators—viewed as a clean power source—to our product portfolio. We believe Clarke Energy’s prime and continuous gaseous solutions are an ideal complement to our existing diesel generator offering for standby applications.”
Founded in 1989, Clarke Energy is a privately held firm that employs more than 1100 people. Company founder Jim Clarke, as well as current CEO Jamie Clarke, and all other company leaders will be maintaining their roles following the acquisition, according to Kohler.