MTU Group Forms U.S. Subsidiary
The MTU Group, a West German m a n u f a c t u r e r of highperformance diesel engines, gas turbines and power generating sets, has e s t a b l i s h e d a North American sales and service subsidiary for their diesel engines, it was announced by Dr. Ernst Zimmermann, MTU president.
MTU, which is partly owned by Daimler-Benz AG, the producer of Mercedes-Benz automobiles and commercial vehicles, has distributed its high-performance diesel engines through Mercedes-Benz of North America since 1975.
"MBNA, acting as our distributor, p e r f o r m e d an invaluable service in helping us get started in the U.S. market by providing us with marketing and administrative assistance," Dr. Zimmermann said, "but we are now ready to launch an expanded sales and service effort in this country." MTU diesels are already being used by U.S. marine customers, such as crewboat owners who service offshore oil rigs in the Gulf Coast area, and other commercial applications on the East Coast.
Olof Wadehn, formerly manager, MTU engine sales for MBNA, has been appointed general manager, MTU of North America, Inc.
The headquarters office is located at 1 Glenview Road, Montvale, N.J.
MTU specializes in the manufacture of high-performance diesel engines with unique design features such as favorable horsepower- to-weight ratio and compact engine dimensions.
At the recent Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, MTU introduced a new family of diesel engines, including a 7,000-hp model which is the most powerful diesel in its size and rpm range ever introduced in America.
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