Detroit Marks Production of 100,000th DD Platform Engine

The 100,000th engine recently came off the line at Detroit Diesel's Redford, MI, manufacturing facility

DETROIT – Detroit Diesel Corporation has marked the production of the 100,000th engine coming off its DD Platform assembly line with a celebration at its Redford, MI, manufacturing facility.

The DD Platform of Detroit heavy-duty engines – which includes the DD13, DD15 and DD16 – was jointly developed by Daimler Trucks in Germany, Japan and the United States and feature more than 90 percent globally shared parts. Launched in 2007 with the introduction of the DD15, this engine platform is the largest investment ever made in product development by an engine manufacturer.

“Our DD Platform was an important step in our strategy of having a globally-coordinated engine development and production network,” said Henning Oeltjenbruns, plant manager, Detroit Diesel Corporation. “This platform has resulted in enhanced technologies and operating efficiencies that will continue to benefit our customers.”

The DD Platform of engines features state-of-the-art technology, robust construction and fully electronic management. The engines offer powerful performance, fuel efficiency and easy serviceability and are intended for a variety of applications.  

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Detroit Diesel Corporation is a leading manufacturer of on-highway diesel engines for the commercial truck market. Headquartered in Detroit, Mich., Detroit Diesel Corporation is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and service of these products, in addition to supporting alternative and hybrid engine strategies for the commercial truck marketplace. Detroit Diesel Corporation is a Daimler company.