MTU Friedrichshafen


MTU Friedrichshafen
MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH
Type Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
Founded 1909
Headquarters Friedrichshafen, Germany
Key people Volker Heuer, President and CEO
Products Diesel and gas internal combustion reciprocating engines
Parent Tognum
Website www.mtu-online.com

MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH is a manufacturer of commercial internal combustion engines founded by Wilhelm Maybach and his son Karl Maybach in 1909. It was a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler until 2006 when it was sold off to the EQT IV private equity fund, and is now a part of the Tognum Corporation.

The company manufactures diesel-engines for trains, ships, oil and gas installations, military vehicles, agriculture, mining and construction equipment as well as diesel-generators and very new Molten carbonate fuel cells.

MTU derives from Motoren- und Turbinen-Union meaning "Motor (Engine) and Turbine Union".

In March 2011, it was announced that Rolls-Royce plc and Daimler AG were launching a takeover for Tognum

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History

  • 1909: Foundation of Luftfahrzeug-Motorenbau GmbH in Bissingen an der Enz as part of the Zeppelin corporation. The company manufactures engines for airships.
  • 1912: 1911/12 relocation to Friedrichshafen; the name is changed to Motorenbau GmbH.
  • 1918: Motorenbau GmbH is re-named Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH. After the end of the first world war the company began to manufacture car engines.
  • 1966: Merger of the two companies Mercedes-Benz Motorenbau Friedrichshafen GmbH and Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH to form Maybach Mercedes-Benz Motorenbau GmbH.
  • 1969: Maybach Mercedes-Benz Motorenbau GmbH is renamed Motoren und Turbinen-Union Friedrichshafen GmbH. The company is a subsidiary of MTU München GmbH which is owned at equal shares by Daimler-Benz AG and MAN AG until 1985.
  • 1989: Incorporation of MTU Friedrichshafen in Deutsche Aero-space AG (DASA), a company of the Daimler-Benz Group.
  • 1994: Cooperation of MTU Friedrichshafen with Detroit Diesel Corporation
  • 1995: MTU Friedrichshafen and MTU München go their separate ways; MTU Friedrichshafen becomes a direct subsidiary of Daimler-Benz AG.
  • 2001: MTU Motoren- und Turbinen-Union Friedrichshafen GmbH is renamed MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH.
  • 2005: In late 2005, the DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway business unit, including MTU Friedrichshafen and the Off-Highway division of Detroit Diesel Corporation, is sold to the Swedish financial investor EQT Partners.
  • 2006: The business is transferred into the new holding company Tognum, with MTU Friedrichshafen as its core company.
  • 2009: MTU Friedrichshafen celebrates its centenary. In the same year introduction of the new Series 1600, rounding off the performance range at the lower end of the product portfolio.

Diesel engines

Diesel engines were built in the 1960s under the Maybach name and were fitted to railway locomotives including:

Later engines were built under the MTU name and installations include:

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