Tognum America Inc. announced in January that it had changed its name to MTU America Inc. Based in Novi, Michigan, USA, the company is responsible for the manufacture, development, sales and service of MTU engines, propulsion and drive systems, and MTU Onsite Energy distributed energy systems in North and Latin America. The company also operates U.S. manufacturing facilities in Aiken, South Carolina, and Mankato, Minnesota. The corporate name change aligns the company more closely with its manufacturing facilities and sales offices located throughout North America.
MTU America’s holding company, the former Tognum AG, also has been renamed, as Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. Since March 2013, the Friedrichshafen, Germany-based specialist for large engines, propulsion systems and distributed energy systems has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolls-Royce plc and Daimler AG, each of which holds a 50% share in the company via a joint venture. The group of companies, including MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, has been consolidated in the Rolls-Royce Group’s results since the beginning of 2013.
The regional headquarters in Asia, formerly known as Tognum Asia Pte Ltd., will operate under the new name MTU Asia Pte Ltd.