On-site gen-set maker Kohler acquiring Microgrid controls firm Heila
January 5, 2022
Historic home generator firm Kohler Co. is making a bigger move into next-generation clean energy resources and microgrids with its acquisition of a startup Massachusetts distributed energy platform developer.
Wisconsin-based Kohler is buying Heila Technologies and folding it into the Power Group which includes engines, power generation and clean energy resources. Kohler has been manufacturing diesel and gas generators for the past 100 years to both industrial and residential customers.
Heila Technologies was founded six years ago in Somerville, Mass. It was created out of work originally done at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.