JUNE 21, 2013 — MAN Turbocharger China recently unveiled the first TCR12 turbocharger completely assembled at its Changzhou factory. This new development confirms MAN Diesel & Turbo's strategy of localizing its turbocharger production in China.
Left to right: Ralf Großhauser – Senior Vice President MAN Diesel & Turbo, Head of Turbocharger Business Unit, Stjepan Kucifer – Managing Director, MAN Diesel & Turbo Changzhou, and Dai Jun – Head of Turbocharger Production China, unveil the first TCR12 turbocharger assembled at MAN Turbocharger Changzhou
Over the last two decades, the level of shipbuilding activity in China has increased dramatically. As the leading supplier of turbochargers for marine diesel-engine manufacturers in China, MAN Diesel & Turbo has continuously supported this rapid development. It had already established an operation in Shanghai in 2002 that initially acted as an assembly workshop for axial turbochargers. MAN has been localizing component production over the years. In time, the Shanghai factory became too small and, in 2011, the turbocharger workshop was moved to the existing plant in Changzhou.
"China is of strategic importance for the Turbocharger Business Unit," said Ralf Großhauser, Senior Vice President and Head of the Turbocharger Business Unit. "With the localization of the TCR turbochargers, we are able to support our European production, shorten delivery times and cut transportation costs for the benefit of our Chinese customers."
MAN Turbocharger is committed to its "ramp up China" strategy and plans to continue localizing further frame sizes from its TCR turbocharger program.