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Company Overview of Detroit Diesel Corporation

Company Overview

Detroit Diesel Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and servicing of heavy-duty diesel engines, axles, powertrain parts, transmissions, and telematics products for the commercial transportation industry in on-highway and vocational markets. The company offers front, single rear, and tandem rear axles. Its products are used in commercial vehicles, long-haul and severe duty trucks, factory-certified used trucks, buses, and motor coaches and motor homes. The company markets its products through a network of dealers and distributors, as well as its distribution centers in North America and internationally. Detroit Diesel Corporation was formerly known as Detroit Allison Division...

13400 Outer Drive West

Detroit, MI 48239-4001

United States

Founded in 1938





Key Executives for Detroit Diesel Corporation

Chief Financial Officer
Age: 64
Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Age: 71
Vice President and General Counsel
Age: 60
Chief Compliance Officer
Age: 63
Chief Quality Officer
Age: 53
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Detroit Diesel Corporation Key Developments

Detroit Diesel Corporation Plans to Expand Manufacturing and Assembly Capacity in Redford Township

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of Michigan Business Development Program incentives to the company planning expansions in the state. Detroit Diesel Corporation plans to expand manufacturing and assembly capacity at its current facility in Redford Township to include production of the new asymmetric turbocharger as well as truck transmission assembly. The company plans to invest up to $77.2 million and create 50 new jobs, resulting in a $250,000 Michigan Business Development Program incentive. Michigan was chosen over a sister facility in Mexico. Redford Township has offered a 12-year property tax abatement valued at $6.6 million.

Detroit Diesel Corporation Establishes New Production Lines for Heavy-Duty Truck Powertrains and Turbochargers

Detroit Diesel Corporation announced that it is establishing new production lines for heavy-duty truck powertrains and turbochargers at the company's Redford manufacturing headquarters, and hailed its investment in Michigan. Detroit Diesel announced it would invest approximately $128 million to bring the two new products to its existing heavy-duty engine and axle production portfolio. Detroit Diesel will be the industry's first commercial vehicle components facility that produces the complete integrated powertrain family. Michigan was chosen for the powertrain production over an existing Daimler facility in Germany and a site in Mexico. The turbocharger production will be moved from China to Michigan. The investment will create or retain 197 jobs, bringing the overall employment at the Detroit Diesel facility to more than 2,500.

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