|The new factory will build diesel engine components|
MTU Polska, a diesel-engine manufacturer and the Polish subsidiary of the Tognum Group, will build a factory in Stargard Szczeciński that will manufacture components for Tognum’s MTU brand diesel and gas engines from the second half of 2013.
The investment is valued at zł.350 million and will involve the establishment of a new production plant for engine components (mainly diesel engines) for application in various sectors, including for marine and rail vehicles, as well as for power supply. This will enable the Tognum Group, one of the largest producers of diesel engines in the world, to significantly increase its production capacity. In addition, the investment will include an R&D department for electronic components of engine control systems.
Polish employees will be involved in both preparing the site and erecting the plant itself. The factory is expected to become fully operational in 2015, by which time it will be employing some 200 Poles.
That would be welcome news in a region that has an unemployment rate well above 16 percent and rising. The company says there will be attractive job offers for both blue- and white-collar employees. The firm also plans to work with universities on research and development. The company says it will also work with small and medium-sized enterprises in the region.
“We don’t only want to be known, we want to add to the development of this region,” said Karl Kollmuss, president of MTU Polska at the launch of construction of the factory in July this year.
“This is a great day for our voivodship, for Stargard. The bar has been set really high. But the voivodship and Stargard are good partners to realize such a complicated and innovative project,” said Andrzej Jakubowski, Deputy Voivode of Zachodniopomorskie voivodship, at the ceremony.
MTU implements highly innovative technologies based on developments within Tognum, which has significant experience with diesel engines including state-of-the-art machines and cost-effective solutions.
From mid-2013, production output from the planned Stargard Szczeciński plant will include cylinder heads and large-volume parts for Tognum’s MTU brand Series 2000 and 400 engines. They will be delivered to the assembly lines of a plant in Friedrichshafen, Germany and to plants in Aiken, in the United States and Suzhou, China, where MTU engines are manufactured for the Tognum Group.
About MTU Polska
MTU Polska is the Polish subsidiary of the Tognum Group, one of the world’s leading specialists in engines, propulsion systems and distributed energy systems. MTU itself has existed as a firm for a century. The Stargard Szczeciński factory will be Tognum Group’s first foray into Poland.
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