This year, Moteurs Baudouin is celebrating a very special milestone ? its 100-year anniversary
From humble beginnings making petrol engines for fishing boats, it has grown into a leading force in the marine industry, globally recognised for its durable, reliable and efficient engine and power generation products.
A century ago, in 1918, Charles Baudouin set to work creating his first five hp engine, constructed just a few metres from the Mediterranean, in a small metal foundry in Marseille, France.
And in the ten decades since, the engines have become cutting edge, and the customer base has grown to include a variety of applications both at sea and on land. But one thing remains: marine is in Baudouin?s DNA.
This marine heritage lies at the heart of Baudouin?s success. In the unforgiving environment at sea, there is no room for unreliable engines. So even when used in power generation applications, customers are assured that every Baudouin product is crafted to the same exacting standards demanded of the harsh ocean-going environment ? durable, robust, and built to last.
This is evident in the company?s comprehensive range of engines and generators. These include the tough M26.2 Series, and the latest M26.3 common rail engine range, which extend marine power to 1650hp while offering unmatched continuous power to weight ratio and noise reduction technology.
In 2017, Baudouin launched their innovative PowerKit range of engines for power generation applications. Using the same design philosophy of the marine engines, every PowerKit product includes the engine, cooling system and air cleaner, with a choice of outputs spanning 15 to 2,000kVA for both 50 and 60Hz applications.
In addition to high-end components and engineering excellence, every PowerKit product is backed by one of the best warranty programmes on the market: two years and unlimited hours for prime power applications, and four years for standby power applications.
Baudouin also delivers some of the longest intervals between servicing and overhauls in the industry. This, combined with excellent fuel economy, gives their engines one of the best and most competitive ?total cost of ownership?. Yet another reason clients all over the world trust Baudouin to stay up and running, whatever their power needs.
?As we enter a new century in Baudouin?s history, durability, reliability and clean power remain our key focus areas,? says Fabrizio Mozzi, the company?s president and managing director.
?Our completely new and extended product range meets the most stringent customer requirements, allowing us to access the majority of global markets and applications. We have never been better equipped to power our clients? success, as we look to the next 100 years of excellence in the engine industry.?
Stand No: S3.340