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Support for the mining and resources industry in Western
Australia was bolstered in mid-May when Western Australian
Minister for Mines and Petroleum Norman Moore officially
opened MTU Detroit Diesel Australia's new Perth branch and
Regional Head Office.
The 31,000m2 development brings the latest innovation and
expertise in diesel and gas engines and power systems together, in
a purpose-built facility worth over US$25 million.
MTU Detroit Diesel Australia Chairman and CEO, Doug
Seneshen, said the new building is strategically located in the heart
of the West to help deliver the best support network in Australia.
"We've experienced significant growth in mining, oil and gas,
power generation, marine, defence and on highway markets in
Western Australia and this new building represents our
commitment to providing unparalleled service and support to our
customers here," he said.
"Our investment in the latest technologies and modern
amenities means we can offer our customers more than ever before,
and creates a solid foundation for our next phase of growth in
Western Australia," he added.
A key feature of the new Perth branch is the large-engine
remanufacturing centre, used to rebuild engines that are nearing
the end of their service lives, at a significantly lower cost than the
price of purchasing a new one.
"In the past, some of the larger engines used by our mining,
marine and defence customers have been sent to other facilities
"Our new facility gives us the capability to do everything from
Western Australia -- which means faster turnaround times and
reduced costs for our customers," MTU Detroit Diesel Australia
Chairman and CEO Doug Seneshen said.
Another unique feature of the building is an advanced
multi-purpose product test centre that houses multiple engine,
chassis and transmission dynamometers and sophisticated testing
equipment -- all under one roof.
With 22 drive-through truck bays in the new branch, MTU
Detroit Diesel Australia has increased its support and capability for
on-highway customers. Truck drivers can take advantage of the
new sleeping and showering facilities, helping them to stay safe on
the roads. In addition, an impressive customer service and
aftersales showroom stocks performance and maintenance
products from market-leading oil and filter brands.
A comprehensive training facility with double the capability of
the previous branch also forms part of the new building. It is used
to provide ongoing training for customers, staff and apprentices, as
well as product and competency based training for navy
electricians and diesel fitters.
MTU Detroit Diesel Australia has maintained its commitment to
the environment by investing in technology used to reclaim water,
and better manage lighting and energy consumption to reduce the
company's carbon footprint.
For further information contact:
MTU Detroit Diesel Australia.
New US$25 million MTU Western Australia facility to support mining and resources boom
The new MTU Perth facility reflects the region's importance
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