Rolls-Royce opens MTU South Africa’s upgraded facility in Cape Town
29 Oct, 2016: MTU employees will assemble, test, paint and commission around 200 MTU engines in their redesigned and upgraded facility in Cape Town that was recently unveiled by Rolls-Royce.
The 20V Series 4000 R63L engines are to be installed in freight locomotives operated by the South African rail freight company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR). Rolls-Royce has invested around 50 million South African Rand in upgrading and revamping the facility to be able to localise the manufacturing of the engines. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
In the upgraded facility, a new, ultra-modern paint booth designed to use environmentally friendly paints have been installed. The test bench and the assembly and logistics areas have been upgraded as well as new overhead cranes have been acquired.
Supplier development was an important aspect in the purchase process of the equipment. A new training centre has also been set up. All the new facilities reportedly meet the high standards required by Rolls-Royce and MTU.