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DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway Forms MTU Detroit Diesel

Posted on January 12, 2005

Germany’s MTU Friedrichshafen and Detroit Diesel Corp. have announced the formation of a new division for off-highway engine activities, to be called MTU Detroit Diesel. The group will continue to be headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., and will be a separate division of Detroit Diesel Corp. and will a part of DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway.

The announcement from DaimlerChrysler said MTU Detroit Diesel will have responsibility for the application engineering, manufacturing, sale and service for off-highway engine products in marine, construction, industrial, power generation, petroleum and defense markets in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

"Doing business now in North America as MTU Detroit Diesel shows our commitment to the off-highway markets in NAFTA. Our customers and markets will greatly benefit from the extensive technical knowledge, the experience and the broad product line within our business unit," said Volker Heuer, head of DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway and CEO of MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH.

MTU Detroit Diesel will continue to build the series 4000, series 2000 and the off-highway series 60 in the Detroit Diesel engine manufacturing facility in Redford, Michigan, U.S.A.

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