Detroit Diesel produces 100,000th DD engine

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DETROIT, Mich. — Detroit Diesel today celebrated production of the 100,000th engine produced as part of the DD platform the company launched in 2007.

The engine rolled of the assembly line at Detroit Diesel’s Redford, Mich. manufacturing plant.

The DD platform, consisting of the DD13, DD15 and DD16, was launched in 2007 with the introduction of the DD15. The platform represents the largest investment ever made in product development by an engine manufacturer, the company claims. Daimler Trucks in Germany, Japan and the US collaborated on the project.

“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.”

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