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Daimler Trucks to invest $375 Million to expand its Assembly Plant in Redford, Michigan



Daimler Trucks to invest $375 Million to expand its Assembly Plant in Redford, Michigan


Redford, Michigan


Daimler Trucks

Estimated Cost:

$375 Million



Daimler Trucks plans to invest $375 million to enable production of the new DD5 and DD8 medium duty engines at Detroit brand headquarters and manufacturing facility in Redford, Michigan.


The new DD5 and DD8 lines will add approximately 160 new jobs to the Detroit Headquarters facility.The new engines were developed in an uncompromising manner for environmental friendliness, economy and performance by Daimler’s global powertrain engineering team. DTNA’s entire product line-up, including vehicles equipped with the DD5 and DD8, will meet GHG17 standards early. The engines will be initially built and shipped from Daimler’s powertrain facility in Mannheim, Germany with industrialization at the Detroit facility in 2018.

For sale in limited quantities, the Detroit DD5 medium-duty engines will be available in 2016 on the Freightliner M2 product line with extensive availability in 2018 across DTNA’s product portfolio including Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation vehicles.

Detroit offers a complete line of heavy-duty diesel engines, axles and transmissions for the commercial transportation industry in both the on-highway and vocational markets. Detroit engines, axles and transmissions are sold and serviced through a network of more than 800 locations throughout North America.