Detroit Celebrates One Million Heavy-Duty Engines Produced at Redford, Michigan Facility

DETROIT, Mich. (Dec. 7, 2022) – Detroit, today announced a significant milestone in their heavy-duty engine production (HDEP) with its one-millionth engine produced at the manufacturing facility located in Redford, Michigan. The HDEP product family at Detroit includes DD13, DD15, and DD16 engines, all produced in-house. The company is planning an all-campus celebration on Dec. 7 at the Redford campus to commemorate this event and recognize all employees and workforce who have helped achieve this milestone.

“Detroit has been building world-class, state-of-the-art engines with industry-leading technology for over 84 years,” said Matt Pfaffenbach, head of operations at Detroit. “The campus is home to 2,900 employees. Our work is built on a foundation of pride, hard work and innovation. We are extremely proud of this achievement and the advancements we bring to the industry. Our Detroit heavy-duty engines provide customers the best fuel-efficiency and economy with millions of miles of reliability and durability. Producing one million heavy-duty engines in the Detroit plant is a huge achievement and we are excited to keep that momentum going.”

Detroit is also the only manufacturer to offer a 16-liter engine in the industry and provides engines for both the On-Highway and Vocational commercial customers. Through these industry-leading advancements, Detroit maintains a standard to improve engine fuel economy by 5% every two to three years. Combined with DTNA’s deep market penetration in Class 8 trucks (41.1% through August, 2022), Detroit’s engines offer technology and product features that help achieve lower emissions and a cleaner environment.  

About Detroit
Detroit® is a single-source trucking business solution that offers mid-range and heavy-duty diesel engines, ePowertrains, transmissions, axles, safety systems, and connected vehicle services for on-highway and vocational commercial markets. Detroit products are sold and serviced through a network of hundreds of locations in North America. For more information, or to find the nearest Detroit location, visit Detroit is a brand of Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America.

About Daimler Truck North America
Daimler Truck North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a leading provider of comprehensive products and technologies for the commercial transportation industry. Daimler Truck North America designs, engineers, manufactures and markets medium- and heavy-duty trucks, school buses, vehicle chassis and their associated technologies and components under the Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp and Detroit brands. Daimler Truck North America is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG (DTG), one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers.
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