NOVI, Mich., Jan. 9, 2014 – Effective immediately, Tognum America Inc. has changed its name to MTU America Inc. Based in Novi, Mich., the company is responsible for the manufacture, development, sales and service of MTU engines, propulsion and drive systems and MTU Onsite Energy distributed energy systems in North and Latin America. The company also maintains manufacturing facilities in Aiken, S.C. and Mankato, Minn. The corporate name change aligns the company more closely with its manufacturing facilities and sales offices located throughout North America. MTU America’s holding company, the former Tognum AG, has also been renamed Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG.
Since March 2013, the Friedrichshafen, Germany-based specialist for large engines, propulsion systems and distributed energy systems has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce plc and Daimler AG, each of which has a 50 percent shareholding in the company via a joint venture. The group of companies including MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH has been consolidated in the Rolls-Royce Group’s results since the beginning of 2013.
Also effective immediately, the regional headquarters in Asia, formerly known as Tognum Asia Pte Ltd, will operate under the new name MTU Asia Pte Ltd.
About MTU America Inc.
MTU America Inc. based in Novi, Michigan, is the American regional headquarters of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. It is responsible for the manufacture, development, sales and service of MTU and MTU Onsite Energy branded products in North and Latin America. Production facilities are located in Aiken, South Carolina and Mankato, Minnesota.
Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, based in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is a world-leading provider of high- and medium-speed diesel and gas engines, drive systems, distributed energy systems and fuel injection systems for the most demanding requirements. The product portfolio includes MTU-branded high-speed engines and drive systems for ships, heavy land, rail and defense vehicles and for the oil and gas industry. Under the MTU Onsite Energy brand, the company sells diesel and gas-based power system solutions: from mission-critical to standby power to continuous power, heating and cooling. The Norwegian subsidiary Bergen Engines AS manufactures medium-speed engines for ships and power plants. L'Orange completes the portfolio with injection systems for large engines.
Rolls-Royce plc and Daimler AG each has a 50 percent shareholding in the company via a joint venture–Rolls-Royce Power Systems Holding GmbH. The company, which employs over 10,000 people, has been fully consolidated in the results of Rolls-Royce plc since January 2013. www.mtu-online.com