July 14, 2009
MAN to merge Diesel and Turbo units
MAN Group plans to merge its MAN Diesel SE and MAN Turbo AG units. By combining the complementary product portfolios, the merged company will strive for further growth and a stronger position in its market segments.
"This will allow the MAN Group to combine the engine and power plant expertise of the Diesel Engines business area with the compressor and turbine technology of the Turbomachinery business area to form a strong Power Engineering unit for the long term," says Håkan Samuelsson, Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN SE.
MAN Diesel is the world's leading provider of large-bore diesel engines for use in ships and power plants, while MAN Turbo specializes in the development and construction of compressors, gas and steam turbines. By combining these two MAN business areas, the merged company will in future be able to offer customers product packages such as turnkey DCC (Diesel Combined Cycle) power plants , for example, or waste heat recovery systems for marine applications.
"As well as expanding the product range, the integration of the two MAN companies provides further benefits, for instance in terms of costs. Joint global purchasing or joint use of existing production sites are two examples of this," says Dr.-Ing. Georg Pachta-Reyhofen. He is Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN Diesel SE and will perform the same role in an amalgamated company. The Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN Turbo AG, Klaus Stahlmann, is to become Deputy Chairman.
The new combination will have annual sales of around four billion euros and employ a workforce of approximately 12,000 worldwide. Its headquarters will be in Augsburg, Germany.