Harland And Wolff Ltd. And M.A.N. Enter Agreement
Harland and Wolff Ltd. of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and M.A.N.
( M a s c h i n e n f a b r i k Augsburg- Nurnberg Aktiengesellschaft) of Augsburg, in the Federal Republic of Germany, have entered into an agreement covering the production and sale of medium-speed engines of M.A.N, design.
A new company, named Harland- M.A.N. Engines Limited, is being registered in Belfast and will be responsible for marketing and after sales service of all engines of M.A.N, design produced in Belfast under the provisions of a license agreement signed between M.A.N, and Harland and Wolff Ltd. Both parent companies have a substantial investment in Harland-M.A.N. Limited.
The purpose behind the establishment of the new company is to provide Harland and Wolff Ltd. with information for the production of medium-speed diesel engines and components and to provide M.A.N, with access to the U.K. market and other countries. The new range of engines to be built by Harland and Wolff Ltd. will augment and be complementary to the diesel and steam marine propulsion units which have traditionally comprised the greater proportion of the work at the Belfast engine works. The M.A.N.- type f o u r - s t r o k e engines, which cover an output range from approximately 1,500 hp (1,100 kw) up to 32,000 hp (24,000 kw) are suitable for both main and auxiliary marine diesel installations and f o r stationary powerplants. Harland and Wolff Ltd. has one of the largest and best equipped shipyards and engine works in Europe. The company was founded in 1853, and thus has a long tradition in shipbuilding and marine engine building. Harland and Wolff Ltd. employs approximately 9,000 persons. Last year, it had sales of some £65 million.
M.A.N, is one of the most outstanding mechanical engineering companies in Europe, with an annual turnover of some DM 4,800 million in 1976-77. The M.A.N, group employs a p p r o x i m a t e l y 46,000 persons.