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Thursday, July 1, 2021 

Rolls-Royce has announced a US$17.4 million investment at its mtu Aiken manufacturing facility in Graniteville, US, for the addition of a new Remanufacturing and Overhaul Regional Centre as part of a planned 109,000 ft2expansion project which will provide dedicated and streamlined remanufacturing and overhaul operations to support growth based on customer demand, and create about 20 new jobs.

To be built next to the mtu Aiken plant’s existing engine manufacturing operations, the new facility will bring currently outsourced workshop and warehouse operations in-house and expand them to provide remanufacturing of mtu Series 2000 and 4000 engines and components, the overhaul of mtu brand and customer owned engines, plus internal and external rework services to help customers and distributors fine-tune maintenance and performance metrics.

The company says that remanufacturing offers a wise lifecycle investment for customers, returning equipment to like-new condition and resulting in lower acquisition, maintenance, and operation costs.

“Investing in a remanufacturing and overhaul centre in the United States is the next milestone in implementing our global strategy to optimize the value of our installed base, with regional centres and supporting workshops offering the best support for our customers,” said Dr Otto Preiss, COO Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

“The new centre will fulfil regional and local customer needs using the global network and processes, following the remanufacturing and overhaul Lead Plant located in Magdeburg, Germany,” said Marc Goldschmidt, Global VP Remanufacturing and Overhaul.

The facility at Aiken will remanufacture all applications of mtu Series 2000, Series 4000, and Detroit Diesel 2-Cycle engines. The future aim is to add capabilities to support the company’s sustainable solutions such as battery containers, along with natural gas engines and systems.

“It’s exciting to see and be a part of starting up and establishing the Remanufacturing and Overhaul Regional Center here in Aiken, which is a great addition to our existing capabilities of machining and producing new products,” said Steve Blaszczak, Senior Manager, Remanufacturing and Overhaul – US. “Our goal is to provide customers and distributors with solutions to reduce their costs while providing high-quality products and services, using many of our existing processes, machinery capabilities and standards.”

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