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30. June 2013

Transmashholding and Tognum to set up joint diesel engine production in Kolomna

Memorandum signed in St. Petersburg 80 million euros invest, Start of production scheduled for December 2015

JSC Transmashholding, one of Russia's biggest rolling stock manufacturers, and propulsion and power solution specialist Tognum AG have reached an agreement to set up a joint venture company for diesel engine production in the city of Kolomna, near Moscow. A memorandum to that effect was signed at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg by Andrey Bokarev, President of Transmashholding, and Joachim Coers, Tognum CEO.

The new plant is expected to produce up to maximum 1.000 engines per year for applications rail, mining and on-site power generation. Plans for the new facility foresee the assembling, testing and finishing of Tognum's MTU mSeries 4000 diesel engines and gensets, as well as sales and aftersales mservice. Furthermore, Transmashholding and Tognum are to set up a joint engineering center for diesel engine development. All operative business is mconcentrated in the joint company named MTU Transmashholding Diesel Technologies based in Kolomna.

Investment in the project is expected to reach around 80 million euros. Plans for the design of the new production plant are to be completed by November 1, 2013. Production is to kick off by December 2015.

"This Joint Venture is an important and logical milestone in the development of our long-term relationship with Transmashholding and the consequent joint decision to further develop the CIS-market with modern diesel technologies", Tognum's CEO Joachim Coers said.

"State-of-the-art technical solutions and high-tech standards build up a foundation of our future enterprise, all this will help us to hold a solid market position, as well as provide our consumers in Russia and abroad with reliable, quality and efficient engines", stated A. Bokarev.

On June 17, 2011, the parties entered into a partnership agreement stipulating their rights and obligations with regard to the current project.

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