MAN Diesel

MAN Diesel SE is a German manufacturer of large-bore diesel engines for marine propulsion systems and power plant applications. MAN Diesel employs over 7,700 staff, primarily in Germany, Denmark, France, the Czech Republic, India and China. The global after-sales organisation, MAN Diesel PrimeServ, comprises a network of the company's own service centers, supported by authorized partners.

MAN Diesel
Societas Europaea
IndustryManufacturing, automotive industry, marine engineering
PredecessorBurmeister & Wain
and MAN Turbo AG
SuccessorMAN Diesel & Turbo
HeadquartersAugsburg, Bavaria, Germany,
1758 “St. Anthony” iron works in Sterkrade, Germany.
Productsdiesel and other engines, turbomachinery
Revenue3.4 billion(2013)[1]
Number of employees
14,413 (2013)[1]
ParentMAN SE 


  • In 1980, MAN AG acquired the Burmeister & Wain Danish shipyard and diesel engine producer. Though engine production at Christianshavn was later discontinued in 1987, successful engine programs were rolled out. At Teglholmen in 1988 a spare parts and key components production factory was established as was an R&D Centre at the same site in 1992. Though all Copenhagen operations were consolidated at Teglholmen in 1994 and the last volume production unit at the B&W Shipyard was delivered in 1996, in 2000 MAN B&W Diesel two-stroke diesel engines had over 70% market share, with a substantial number of MC-line engines on order.
  • The electronically controlled line of ME diesel two-stroke engines was added in 2002 with a maximum cylinder bore of 108 cm. MAN B&W Diesel, Denmark, employed approximately 2,200 at the end of 2003 and had 100 GW, or more than 8000 MC engines, in service or on order by 2004.
  • In 2006 the MAN Diesel AG established a common European corporation named MAN Diesel SE (Societas Europaea).[2]
  • Copenhagen, 22 February 2006: The first diesel engine with more than 75,000 kW (101,000 hp) has gone into service. MAN B&W Diesel licensee Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea has built the 12K98MC with 75,790 kW (101,640 hp).
  • The engine is installed in the first of a series of container ships with a capacity over 9,000 teu being built for Greek owner Costamare. The vessels will be chartered to COSCON (COSCO Container Lines) in China.[3]
  • In 2010, MAN Diesel and MAN Turbo were merged to form MAN Diesel & Turbo.

British acquisitions

In 2000, MAN Diesel (then known as MAN B&W Diesel) acquired Alstom Engines Ltd from GEC. This included the former diesel businesses of English Electric, Mirrlees Blackstone, Napier & Son, Paxman, and Ruston.[4]

Mirrlees Blackstone Limited was formed on June 1, 1969 by the merger of Mirrlees National Limited (formerly Mirrlees, Bickerton and Day) and Blackstone & Company Limited. All were, at the time, members of the Hawker Siddeley Group.[5]


MAN Diesel has production facilities in Augsburg, Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Saint-Nazaire, Aurangabad and Shanghai.

See also


  1. "MAN Diesel & Turbo | MAN SE". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  2. "Home". Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  3. "Home". Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  4. "MAN PrimeServ - 2-stroke". Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  5. "Anson Engine Museum". 1969-06-01. Retrieved 2015-11-01.


  • Johannes Lehmann, A Century of Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen, 1948.
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