Tognum opens new offices in Hamburg
Posted on April 11, 2008
Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen today officially opened the new offices for its German headquarters on the Harburg river port in Hamburg. mtu has now maintained a base in Hamburg for 50 years. A workforce of around 100 staff at the new Hamburg offices will control sales and after-sales for the German market.
- New premises for MTU Friedrichshafen’s German Sales and After-sales Organisation
- Base in Hamburg dates back 50 years
Friedrichshafen/Hamburg, 11 April 2008. Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen today officially opened the new offices for its German headquarters on the Harburg river port in Hamburg. mtu has now maintained a base in Hamburg for 50 years. A workforce of around 100 staff at the new Hamburg offices will control sales and after-sales for the German market.
“With the geographical and organizational fusion of Sales and After-sales in Hamburg, we are demonstrating our commitment to proximity with the German market and our customers,” emphasizes Tognum Sales Vice President Rainer Breidenbach. The benefits of the Hamburg location include the large number of existing and potential customers in northern Germany in the shipping, power generation, rail and industrial sectors, not to mention the extensive resource of experienced mtu engineers.
The new premises are in the “Fleethaus”, a former grain store on the Hamburg river port at the corner of the Veritaskai and the Schellerdamm. Behind the historical frontage protected by a building preservation order, over 5,000 square meters of ultra-modern office space has been created as part of an urban renewal project. The MTU Friedrichshafen offices occupy around 700 square meters.
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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 22 subsidiaries, more than 130 distribution partners and 1,100 authorized dealers.