Detroit Diesel

The Detroit Diesel Corporation is an American manufacturer of diesel engines with headquarters in Detroit, Michigan.


Detroit Diesel was founded in 1938 under the name GM Diesel Division as a division of the General Motors Group. This department dealt with the development of two-stroke diesel engine and the pump-nozzle system. In 1965 it was renamed the Detroit Diesel Engine Division. After 1970, GM had taken the Allison Transmission, arose from this and the Detroit Diesel Detroit Diesel Allison Division.

As the Penske Corporation in 1988 a share of Detroit Diesel acquired, it was spun off as Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC ) from the GM. 2000, DaimlerChrysler acquired the DDC. Detroit Diesel was then split into two companies. The on- highway sector remained as Detroit Diesel Corporation, Daimler Trucks and the off- highway sector has been the MTU Friedrichshafen affiliated and heard as MTU Detroit Diesel to Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. This part was renamed since June 1, 2011 as the Tognum America Inc. at the new campus in Novi (Michigan) and was renamed in 2014 in MTU America Inc..