Redford, Michigan – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) will invest US$194 million in its Detroit Diesel engine production facility in Michigan, substantially increasing production of its BlueTec diesel engines.

DTNA is the leading supplier of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks that are compliant with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 standards.

Much of the investment will be spent on cylinder head production, with remaining funding used to redesign the manufacturing facilities, improve plant infrastructure, and purchase machines and equipment. The measures for increasing production capacity are scheduled to commence in July 2010 and continue until September 2011.

Detroit Diesel is a company of Daimler Trucks North America and a manufacturer of on-highway diesel engines for the commercial truck market.

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