The 100,000th “DD” truck engine rolls off the line

Detroit Diesel Corp. (DDC) rolled the 100,000th engine off its DD Platform assembly line in Redford, MI; a line of heavy-duty truck engines that encompasses the DD13, DD15 and DD16 nameplates

Detroit Diesel Corp. (DDC) rolled the 100,000th engine off its DD Platform assembly line in Redford, MI; a line of heavy-duty truck engines that encompasses the DD13, DD15 and DD16 nameplates.

Developed by DDC’s parent company Daimler AG with input from its truck groups in Germany, Japan and the U.S. and featuring more than 90% globally shared parts, the DD platform was launched back in 2007 and represented a $1.5 billion investment for the Germany-based firm firm, with $275 million dedicated alone to upgrading DDC’s Redford engine manufacturing plant.

“Our DD Platform was an important step in our strategy of having a globally-coordinated engine development and production network,” said Henning Oeltjenbruns, DDC’s plant manager. “It resulted in enhanced technologies and operating efficiencies that continues to benefit our customers.”

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