MTU South Africa has consolidated its operations in South Africa in order to better serve customers and seize business opportunities offered by the recent attainment of the highest possible rating in South Africa’s Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) programme. To that end, MTU South Africa has established a centre of excellence at its headquarters in Cape Town.
Andrea Nono, MD of MTU South Africa.
This includes relocating the regional industrial and power generation workshop capacities from Johannesburg to the recently modernised and upgraded service facilities in Cape Town. MTU has invested around R50-million for upgrades including a state-of-the-art dyno test bench, spray painting facility and workshop. Johannesburg will remain an important hub for field service, sales and administration, specific to its powergen, land-based defence and industrial (which includes rail and mining) businesses.
“With the consolidation of our operations in Cape Town, we bring together a formidable level of expertise and capacity in one state-of-the-art operation. Our customers in South Africa and throughout the African continent will profit from our improved service and manufacturing capabilities which match the quality of our operations in Friedrichshafen, Germany,” says Andrea Nono, MD of MTU South Africa.
MTU South Africa has been serving customers in South Africa and additional African countries for nearly 20 years and has recently received the status of a preferred supplier to government and industry upon attaining Level 1 B-BBEE certification.
B-BBEE is a government initiative meant to redress the inequalities caused by Apartheid by giving previously disadvantaged South Africans better economic chances. MTU supports this program in multiple ways, for example by its local ownership, preferential procurement as well as by employing local workers and developing their skills.
MTU South Africa is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, a leading global supplier of drive and power generation solutions. The company’s focus in South Africa is to meet its customers’ needs for diesel and gas systems and engines. It is responsible for sales and support of MTU engines and systems for power generation, mining, rail, defence and marine applications in the Sub-Sahara African region.