MTU Yuchai hits engine production milestone
By Mike Brezonick26 May 2022
MTU Yuchai Power Company Ltd, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce plc and Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co. Ltd, recently celebrated a major milestone as the 1000th mtu Series 4000 engine rolled off the production line at the factory in Yulin.
“Six years ago, Rolls-Royce decided to cooperate with Yuchai and located the joint venture company at Yuchai’s headquarters, which further underlined Yuchai’s character and its path of internationalization,” said Qiwei Wu, president of Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group. “Practice has proven that MTU Yuchai Power can not only produce mtu Series 4000 engines with high standards, but also develop the market and win great trust from customers. With the strengthening of local production of mtu Series 4000 engines, the competitiveness of the products has been continuously improved.”
Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, added, “There is a German saying that you only really master something when you have repeated it a thousand times. Now MTU Yuchai Power Co. has completed its 1000th engine within its state-of-the-art factory. This is a reason for the employees of MTU Yuchai Power Company to celebrate and be proud of what they have achieved.”
MTU Yuchai Power Company Ltd. was founded in February 2017 and started production in April of the following year. The joint venture company uses the same production line, follows the same production process and quality standards as Rolls-Royce’s mtu plants in Germany. The Series 4000 engine is used in rail, marine and power generation applications.
Rolls-Royce said the production of the 1000th mtu Series 4000 engine by MTU Yuchai Power Co. is an important step in its localization strategy in the Chinese market.