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MTU South Africa (Pty) Limited Celebrates 1500 Engines With DCD Protected Mobility

MTU South Africa (MTU SA), a leading supplier of diesel engines and diesel and gas energy systems in Sub Saharan Africa, is proudly celebrating the 1500th engine delivery to DCD Protected Mobility, a division of DCD (Pty) Ltd, for project Husky.

The locally produced Husky is DCD Protected Mobility's flagship product and has proven itself in combat and conflict situations around the world since the early 1980s. Originally developed for South African specifications, the Husky is now being used successfully by a number of countries such as Canada, the U.S.A, Britain, France, Australia, Angola, Kenya, Uganda, and most recently Spain.

The compact MTU 6R106TD20 engine supplied by MTU SA was selected for the Husky due to its force of 150kW at 2200 U/min required by this 4x4 vehicle. With this powerful engine under its hood, the Husky manages difficult off-road terrain as well as steep hills without problems.

The MD of MTU South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Mr Alan Rees, said, "We as MTU SA are proud of our partnership with DCD Protected Mobility and look forward to growing our businesses together with future projects. The Husky project is a great success story for our Land Defence industry, and we would like to once again congratulate DCD Protected Mobility."

About MTU South Africa
As part of the Tognum AG group of companies, MTU South Africa supplies diesel engines and diesel and gas energy systems to the Sub-Saharan African market, offering not only the innovative products but also service solutions and training. MTU South Africa's engines are sold under the brand names of MTU, Detroit Diesel and Mercedes Benz and are renowned for their reliability, pioneering technology and superior performance under the most demanding conditions. MTU South Africa's product range covers diesel engines up to 9100 kW. With the company headquarters being in Friedrichshafen, Germany, MTU and its predecessors have been responsible for repeated innovation during a history spanning more than 100 years and have continually been at the forefront of technological progress.

About Tognum AG
With its three distinct brands – MTU, MTU Onsite Energy and L'Orange – Tognum AG is one of the world's leading suppliers of engines and propulsion systems for off-highway applications and distributed power generation systems. Tognum AG has a global distribution and service structure in place with 23 fully consolidated companies, more than 140 sales partners and over 500 authorised dealerships at approximately 1 200 locations. Their product portfolio covers the demands of industries such as marine, oil and gas, defence and industrial. Since September 2011, Engine Holding GmbH, a joint venture between Daimler AG and Rolls-Royce Holdings plc, has held the majority shareholding in Tognum AG.

MTU South Africa is located in Cape Town and Johannesburg and can be found on the internet at For further press information, please contact: MTU South Africa, PO Box 217, Milnerton, 7441; Phone: 021 529 5760; Fax: 021 551 1970; E-mail:

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