Tradition and innovation – MAN Diesel & Turbo in China
As early as 1898, Gutehoffnungshütte Ironworks (GHH), one of MAN's predecessor companies, shipped its first piston steam engine to Tangshan (now Hebei Province). Only few companies can look back on such long business relations with China.
China as one of the fastest growing economies belongs to the main markets for engines and machinery of MAN Diesel & Turbo.
Today, over 600 employees work in MAN Diesel & Turbo offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Dalian, Zhoushan, Fuzhou and Shenzhen, as well as in the MAN Diesel & Turbo workshop in Changzhou, fabricating compressors, turbines, gear systems and turbochargers.
Since the first license agreement in 1980, more than 20 Chinese companies manufacture large-bore diesel engines as licensees of MAN Diesel & Turbo in China.
|1898 ||The first steam engine is supplied to Tangshan (Hebei province). |
| 1903 || |
M.A.N. builds almost all the bridges for the Shantung Railway Line.
Delivery of freight rolling stock, compressors, gas tanks, locomotives, cranes, pumps, ice machines, electric motors, printing presses etc.
| 1925 ||The two first diesel engines (150 horsepower each) supplied to the Ta Hwa paper mill in Soochow and the Ching Ming Tai grain mill in Shasi. |
| 1980 ||First licensing agreement with the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC/CSTC) covering the local production of diesel engines and turbochargers |
| 1982 ||The first MAN Diesel & Turbo Chinese-built engine is delivered to Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai. Chinese licensees have since produced more than 3000 two-stroke and 6,000 four-stroke engine sets. |
| 1992 ||15 MAN diesel engines with a combined power output of 179 MW supplied for use at a power plant in Foshan, Guangdong province. |
| 1993 ||The MAN Diesel sales office opens in Shanghai. |
| 2001 ||The first production site for turbochargers is opened in Shanghai to complement the demands from the Chinese engine builders. |
| 2004 ||The MAN Turbo sales office opens in Shanghai. |
| 2007 ||A production site for turbomachinery and a service workshop open in Changzhou. |
| 2010 ||The first RIKT assembled in Changzhou workshop was delivered to customer. |
| 2011 ||Expansion of the Changzhou production site with the new name of MAN Diesel & Turbo China Production Co., Ltd. |
| 2012 ||MAN Turbo and MAN Diesel sales offices were merged to a new company: MAN Diesel & Turbo Shanghai Co., Ltd. to provide an integrated service platform. |