mtu France founded
Posted on April 26, 2001
mtu is expanding its activities within France with the founding of mtu France in Paris. As of April the company is taking care of mtu's sales and product support activities in France.
Under the name of mtu France, the new company can operate even closer to the market and its customers. The company's management, sales and a service center are in the Paris headquarters. Together with the Cannes service center, therefore, there is a powerful infrastructure available for the product support. Presently, thirteen service people are maintaining more than 1000 engines, many of which are in marine applications in the Mediterranean.
Under the leadership of the company's founder, Julien d'Eysmond, Deyel built up, over a period of more than 50 years, a splendid base for mtu France's activities. Originally entrusted with the agency for Mercedes-Benz industrial engines, the company then became general representative in 1962 for products from the Maybach Motorenbau GmbH and, later, MTU Friedrichshafen. Up to the present, more than 3000 engines have been sold in France with genset applications being most important within the commercial sector. mtu has sold almost 2000 genset engines to their partner company SDMO. French yards, on the other hand, played an important role in the entry to the large-ferry segment. A look at the European yacht sector shows France in third place after Italy and England. Success has also been made in business for government authorities. mtu has supplied the navy with a large number of engines for fast vessels and patrol boats, amongst other products. As part of a major contract for the United Arab Emirates, GIAT ordered more than 470 engines to power the French main battle tank, the Leclerc tropicalisé.