Diesel Engine Manufacturer to Expand US Plant
Diesel engine propulsion and power manufacturerTognum, will expand its Aiken Plant for MTU engines and add 20 new jobs over the next two years. The $40 million expansion project is made possible in part by the support of Aiken County, S.C. and the State of South Carolina.
Expansion plans for the MTU Aiken Plant include two new research and development buildings that will house new engine test equipment, as well as additional visitor and employee parking areas. Construction has already begun, and Tognum America Inc., an American subsidiary of Tognum AG, expects to complete the new facilities by the end of this year.
The investment follows Tognum’s initial commitment of $45 million in plant renovations and expansion, and is part of the company’s ongoing plans to increase its footprint in North America. The company maintains facilities and offices throughout the U.S., and is also in the midst of an international plant expansion program.
“Today’s announcement shows Tognum’s commitment to South Carolina and we celebrate the $40 million investment and the new jobs they will create in Aiken County. We know we are on the right track with economic development when existing businesses, like Tognum, grow their footprint here,” said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
“The global need for clean, efficient diesel engine technology continues to increase, and Tognum is uniquely positioned to meet that increasing demand,” said Dr. Ulrich Dohle, member of the Tognum Executive Board for Technology & Operations. “Our global strategy provides us with the ability to expand intelligently and remain a leading-edge solution provider to our customers around the world.”