Detroit Diesel marks production of 100,000th DD platform engine

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Detroit Diesel Corp. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, marked the production of the 100,000th engine coming off its DD Platform assembly line with a celebration at its manufacturing facility in Redford, Mich.

The DD Platform of Detroit heavy-duty engines – which includes the DD13, DD15 and DD16 – was developed jointly by Daimler Trucks in Germany, Japan and the United States and features more than 90 percent globally shared parts.

“Our DD Platform was an important step in our strategy of having a globally-coordinated engine development and production network,” says Henning Oeltjenbruns, plant manager for Detroit Diesel Corp. “This platform has resulted in enhanced technologies and operating efficiencies that will continue to benefit our customers.”