Abu Dhabi, 28 February, 2018: The Power Division of Al Masaood in Abu Dhabi is to host the Worldwide Distributor Meeting of partners of the MTU Friedrichshafen’s global distributor network. MTU, headquartered in Germany, is a core business of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, a division of Rolls-Royce plc.
MTU develops and produces large high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships and heavy land, rail and defence vehicles, drive systems for use in the oil and gas industry as well as power generation.
Established in 1972, Al Masaood Power Division represents MTU in addition to other brands in the UAE, providing the highest standards of sales and aftersales service, based in an 8,500 sq m facility in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi. Additional businesses in Al Masaood’s Industrial Group Division include Commercial Vehicles and Equipment, Projects and Engineering Services and Al Masaood Marine Transportation.
Al Masaood became the UAE distributor of MTU Friedrichshafen in 1982. The relationship was strengthened by extending the area of responsibility of Al Masaood to the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2011. In 2013 Gulf Craft and Al Masaood jointly announced a “Preferred Partner” agreement with MTU, with the UAE-based yacht builder recommending its clients the MTU powered diesel engines as part of its preferred propulsion systems in its superyachts, reflecting the trend for bigger builds from the UAE-based superyacht builder.
The Chairman of Al Masaood, Masaood Ahmed Al Masaood, said “Our strategy from day one has been to help Abu Dhabi to diversify and develop its economy sustainably though a wide range of engineering, power, infrastructure and automotive companies. Marine and transport have always been a core theme for the Group and our long-term relationship with MTU has helped us deliver world class services and equipment to the UAE’s marine, oil & gas and power generation providers.
“We are therefore both delighted and honoured to be selected to be a part of the hosting team of the MTU’s worldwide distributor meeting. We see their choice of Abu Dhabi as a clear signal of their faith in us as a reliable and high performing global partner, as well as their commitment to the market as an important contributor to their global business.”
A separate Regional Sales and Service subsidiary of MTU is located in Dubai. MTU Middle East supports distributors and business partners of MTU, MTU Onsite Energy and Bergen Engines (all part of Rolls Royce Power Systems within its Land & Sea Division) in 21 countries in the Middle East and North Africa.