MTU Detroit Diesel Australia has signed a landmark deal with CSR Ziyang, strengthening its position in the Australia-Pacific rail market.
The significant contract with CSR Ziyang is central to MTU Detroit Diesel Australia’s strategic growth within rail, encompassing exclusive sales and aftersales distributor rights. As part of the agreement, MTU Detroit Diesel Australia will provide CSR Ziyang with complete service for their locomotive requirements, including testing and commissioning.
Rob Sisk, Chief Executive Officer and President of MTU Detroit Diesel Australia, said that the deal is underscored by the growing recognition of MTU’s first class system solutions within the Australian rail market; which are helping local operators to meet the challenges of their work.
“Our company’s market prospects are stronger than ever thanks, in large, to the leading technological position of MTU. Offering some of the cleanest drive systems in the world, MTU’s engines boast low operating costs, low fuel burn, and long maintenance intervals - for overall low lifecycle costs,” Mr Sisk said.
As part of the cooperative, MTU Detroit Diesel Australia will work closely with CSR Ziyang to provide all the required local engineering and product support though its extensive service network. “MTU Detroit Diesel Australia’s national network, including superior service and support through 21 strategically located branches, gives rail operators the highest level of confidence in their MTU rail investment,” Mr Sisk added.
According to Mr Xiang Jun, President, CSR Ziyang, the engineering and service professionalism provided by MTU Detroit Diesel Australia was a major contributing factor to their decision.
“MTU’s engines fit our strict quality assurance systems, comparable with European and American standards, and which already exceed the requirements of the Australian market, including Stage IIIA emissions standards,” Mr Xiang added.
According to Mr Sisk, the collaboration highlights MTU Detroit Diesel Australia’s commitment to the Australian rail market and the dynamic future of the sector.