MTU Friedrichshafen opening new Location in United Kingdom

Posted on April 25, 2008

Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen has opened new offices and a workshop for the national company mtu United Kingdom (MTU UK).

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  • mtu United Kingdom now full Distributor for United Kingdom
  • Strong Growth in the Application Segments Rail, Marine and PowerGen
  • mtu United Kingdom now with own Workshop and Field Service

Friedrichshafen/London, 25 April 2008. Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen has opened new offices and a workshop for the national company mtu United Kingdom (MTU UK). On Friday, 25 April the new office and workshop were opened in East Grinstead, south of London, with an opening ceremony for employees, customers and the press.

Since the beginning of the year, MTU UK has been a fully qualified distributor and is responsible for Sales and After Sales of MTU Friedrichshafen on the UK market. Whilst the newly furnished workshop located next to the office complex serves as a central service center for the UK market, their dedicated Field Service is currently extended.

MTU Friedrichshafen has been represented in the UK since 1986. The application segments Rail, Marine and PowerGen as well as the After Sales business, have particularly contributed to the strong growth in the UK market.

In comparison to the previous year, mtu has doubled the number of staff in the UK to more than 30 in 2008. Whilst the growing Yacht and GenSet business is largely export-focused, the Rail sector has provided significant domestic sales with accompanying After Sales business. Also, the UK is one of MTU Friedrichshafen’s largest markets worldwide for energy supply systems to the Oil & Gas Industry.

The extended area of responsibility of MTU UK proves strong customer focus on the UK market and reflects the decentralization strategy of Tognum AG. Tognum thereby sends out a strong signal for long-term customer relations.

The new MTU UK office and workshop are situated at Unit 29, The Birches Industrial Estate, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1XZ.

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mtu is the core brand of Tognum.

MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH supplies diesel engines and complete drive systems for ships, heavy land and rail vehicles, industrial applications and decentralized power generation plants. Covering diesel engines from 20 kW to 9,100 kW and gas turbines, the range of products is one of the most modern and wide-ranging in the sector. And to control and monitor its engines and drive plants, the company develops and manufactures its own custom-tailored electronic systems.

Tognum is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high speed diesel engines and complete propulsion systems for ships, heavy land and rail vehicles and of industrial drive systems as well as decentralized power plants, set-up in the two divisions mtu Engines and Tognum Onsite Energy Systems and Components. Its product portfolio includes diesel engines in the power range from 20 to 9,100 kW, gas engine systems, gas turbines and fuel cells and is one of the most modern and comprehensive in its sector. In addition, the group develops and manufactures custom-made electronic control and monitoring systems for its engines and propulsion systems.

Sales of the Tognum Group amounted to more than EUR 2.8 billion in 2007. By the end of 2007, the Group employed approximately 8,200 personnel worldwide. It maintains a global sales and distribution network including 23 consolidated subsidiaries, more than 130 distribution partners and 1,100 authorized dealers.
Wolfgang Boller Spokesman Regional and Business Media
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