MTU forms Chinese joint venture

By Joe Malone23 February 2016

Ulrich Dohle (right), president of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, and Yan Ping (left), chairman of the b

Ulrich Dohle (right), president of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, and Yan Ping (left), chairman of the board of Guangxi Yuchai Machinery, signed the joint venture agreement in Yulin in February 2016

MTU, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce, and China Yuchai International main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company (GYMCL), have agreed to set up a 50:50 joint venture for the production of MTU diesel engines in China.

Each party will invest RMB75 million (€10.43 million) in the joint venture.

The joint venture will be based at GYMCL’s primary manufacturing facilities in Yulin City in Guangxi Province, south China, and is expected to begin production in 2017.

The joint venture will produce MTU Series 4000 diesel engines compliant with China’s Tier 3 emission standards, with power outputs ranging from 1,400 to 3,490kW, primarily for the Chinese off-highway market, in particular for power generation and oil and gas applications.

MTU said the joint venture would open up new growth opportunities for both partners, particularly in China and elsewhere in Asia.

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