KATOLIGHT TO BECOME NORTH AMERICAN HUB FOR MTU ONSITE ENERGY BRAND UNDER ROLLS-ROYCE POWER SYSTEMS: MTU ONSITE ENERGY


  • New brand uniquely positioned to meet the growing need for decentralized power generation in North America.
  • Product portfolio comprises systems based on diesel engines, gas engines, fuel cells and gas turbines.
  • Ability to meet customer demands for decentralized power generation anywhere and anytime.

     Mankato, September 4, 2008. Worldwide attention was focused on Mankato, MN today as Katolight, a Mankato-based company for over 50 years, officially became part of a new international Tognum power brand: MTU Onsite Energy. Mankato is now the North American production site for MTU Onsite Energy. The new strong brand is based on the same values as the MTU sister brand: Leadership both in innovative strength and technology, as well as providing dedicated customer support and commitment by way of tailored system solutions.
     To celebrate the occasion, an unveiling was held at MTU Onsite Energy's facility in Mankato (100 Power Drive) at which the new brand identity was presented to employees, community leaders and members of the press. Following the reveal, employees participated in a brand lab experience to further their understanding of the new brand as well as its promises for future growth and worldwide impact.
     This announcement will further enhance Mankato's reputation for power generation manufacturing, strong employment and economic stability,said Al Prosser, Director of Onsite Energy Sales and Application Engineering. "We have set forth strong growth targets for the onsite energy business both here in North American and throughout the world over the next few years, which further demonstrates our commitment to this business and our facility here in Mankato."
     Katolight joins the other Tognum subsidiaries and divisions CFC Solutions, MDE and MTU Power Generation under the MTU Onsite Energy umbrella as of September 2008. With the combined expertise of these power generation leaders consolidated under one brand, MTU Onsite Energy is uniquely positioned to offer decentralized power generation solutions through a broad range of products to customers throughout North America.

*About Rolls-Royce Power Systems Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG with registered offices in Friedrichshafen is a specialist for large engines, propulsion systems and distributed energy systems, which operated previously under the name of Tognum AG. The core company is MTU Friedrichshafen, with its regional companies of MTU America in Novi, Michigan, USA, and MTU Asia in Singapore. Under the MTU brand, Rolls-Royce Power Systems markets large high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, for heavy land, rail and defence vehicles, and for the oil and gas industry. The product portfolio for distributed energy systems, which are marketed under the MTU Onsite Energy brand, includes diesel gensets for emergency, base load and peak load applications, in addition to cogeneration plants for the generation of combined heat and power based on gas engines and/or gas turbines. The Norwegian subsidiary Bergen Engines manufactures medium-speed diesel and gas engines for marine and power generation applications. Fuel injection systems manufactured by L'Orange are also included in the product portfolio. Power Systems employs around 11,000 people. We are the preferred partner for sustainable solutions in power, propulsion and services.

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