Detroit Diesel

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Detroit Diesel Corporation
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
Predecessor(s)General Motors Detroit Diesel-Allison Division
Founded1938
HeadquartersDetroit, Michigan, United States
ProductsHeavy-duty diesel engines
Owner(s)Daimler AG
Employees2,300
ParentDaimler Trucks North America LLC
Websitedemanddetroit.com
 
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Detroit Diesel Corporation
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
Predecessor(s)General Motors Detroit Diesel-Allison Division
Founded1938
HeadquartersDetroit, Michigan, United States
ProductsHeavy-duty diesel engines
Owner(s)Daimler AG
Employees2,300
ParentDaimler Trucks North America LLC
Websitedemanddetroit.com

Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) is an American diesel engine manufacturer headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, USA and a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, itself a wholly owned subsidiary of the German Daimler AG. The company manufactures heavy-duty engines and chassis components for the on-highway and vocational commercial truck markets. Detroit Diesel has built more than 5 million engines since 1938, more than 1 million of which are still in operation worldwide. Detroit Diesel’s product line includes engines, axles, transmissions, and Virtual Technician.

Detroit engines, transmissions, and axles can be found in several trucks manufactured by Daimler Trucks North America including Freightliner, Western Star, SelecTrucks, Freightliner Custom Chassis and Thomas Built Buses.

Divisions[edit]

Detroit Diesel consists of two divisions. The off-highway division, which is owned by Tognum, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Engine Holding GmbH, a joint venture of Daimler AG and Rolls-Royce Group plc. The on-highway division is owned by Daimler AG.

Detroit Diesel Corporation timeline[edit]

Products[edit]

A GMC Savana having the company's logo.

Current Products[edit]

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Engines still supported[edit]

Related engine series[edit]

Joint ventures[edit]

Partners[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Levin, Doron (May 25, 1989). "Penske Wins Big at Detroit Diesel". The New York Times. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "People: Roger Penske...This Guy Should Run GM". Motor Trend. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Penske Corporation Announces Sale of Its Detroit Diesel Stake to DaimlerChrysler". The Auto Channel. July 20, 2000. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 

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