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MHIET Reaches a Total of 3 Million Small Diesel Engines

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・ MHIET’s small diesel engines are used for industrial purposes such as in construction machineries and forklifts and are world renowned for their robustness in harsh environments.
・ The milestone is the result of the passion and effort from MHIET and MVDE in development and many years of serving a wide variety of customers.

MHIET’s 3 millionth small engine at the ceremony
MHIET’s 3 millionth small engine at the ceremony

Tokyo, November 11, 2021 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET) of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group has reached a total of 3 million small industrial diesel engines over more than 50 years of production. A commemorative ceremony was held at the Sagamihara Plant, MHIET’s headquarters, while taking strict precautions against the spread of COVID-19. For MHIET, this is one stepping-stone to further serve customers around world with our diesel and gas engines through our global network.

In 1967, MHIET started production of the small diesel engine “4DQ” used in light-duty trucks at the Sagamihara Plant. Since 2007, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-VST Diesel Engines Pvt. Ltd. (MVDE) (Note1), a subsidiary of MHIET in India has also been manufacturing and selling diesel engines for agricultural machinery and generator sets, etc. MHIET’s small diesel engines have a wide range of output and have been used for construction machineries, forklifts, agricultural machineries, and generator sets, etc., and are well known for being sturdy in severe conditions. The achievement is a testament to the numerous worldwide customers over many years and the passion and effort that the two companies have put into development.

Additionally, MHIET is currently focused on making use of renewable energy(Note2) and developing a hydrogen engine that uses pure hydrogen as fuel(Note3).

Moving forward, MHIET will continue to work strategically for energy transition to solve problems in society with high-quality products and lower carbon emissions with the use of alternative energy sources.

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