Singapore, Singapore – April 16, 2018 - China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE: CYD) (“China Yuchai” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of engines for on- and off-road applications in China through its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (“GYMCL”), announced today that its subsidiary MTU Yuchai Power Co. Ltd. (“MTU Yuchai Power”) has commenced production of the MTU S4000 series engines in its new facility in Yulin City, China.
GYMCL’s Chairman Yan Ping and Rolls-Royce Power System Co., Ltd.’s Chief Executive Officer, Andreas Schell, attended the ceremony and unveiled the first unit of the MTU S4000 series off the new production line. Founded in 2017, the S4000 engine production line was recently completed and the first engine was successfully released from the joint venture. This inaugural product signifies that not only is the batch production capability completed, but also that this line of high-end products is ready for entering into the high horsepower domestic Chinese and export markets.
The highly anticipated S4000 series MTU engines are primarily targeting power generation and oil and gas sectors in China, and is expected to address the growing demand for domestically produced diesel engines with a power level on or above 1400 kW.
Formed by MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH (“MTU”) and GYMCL through a 50/50 joint venture, MTU Yuchai Power is expected to leverage the joint venture partners’ combined expertise in technology, production, marketing, and aftermarket services to produce the world's leading high-end, high-speed, high-power engines. MTU, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Power System Co., Ltd., has a standing track record of over 100 years in manufacturing off-road, high-horsepower engines.
Mr. Weng Ming Hoh, President of China Yuchai, commented, “As one of the largest independent engine supplier to leading OEMs in China, we always look for ways to expand our product offerings. We expect the S4000 series to not only provide our customers with the latest high horsepower engine technologies along with best-in-class quality and services, but it will also enable us to establish an excellent market position with a world-class organization. This joint venture will open up new growth opportunities for both partners, especially in China and to extend other Asian countries through ongoing development. We look forward to building MTU Yuchai Power into a leader in its targeted markets and expanding our relationship with Rolls Royce Power Systems in the future.”