･ 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.
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.
- 1MVDE is a joint venture with Indian agricultural machinery manufacturer, V.S.T. Tillers Tractors Ltd., and has its headquarters and factory in Mysuru, Karnataka, southern India.
- 2Refer to the following for details on MHIET’s triple hybrid stand-alone power supply system “EBLOX.”
MHIET Develops “Triple Hybrid” Stand-alone Power Supply System with Renewable Energy
-- Optimal Stability Control Achieved through Combination with Engine Generator and Storage Battery --
- 3Refer to the following press release for details on MHIET’s hydrogen engine combustion test using pure hydrogen.
MHIET Conducts Combustion Test for Hydrogen Engine with Pure Hydrogen
-- Joint Project with AIST to Achieve Stable Combustion of 100% Hydrogen Fuel for a Carbon-free, Hydrogen Economy --