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DMAX to invest $60m in Ohio diesel engine plant

ABR Staff Writer Published 06 February 2014

American engine manufacturer DMAX is set to invest $60m in its diesel engine plant in Moraine, Ohio, in order to make design changes to meet future emissions requirements.

DMax plant

The DMAX engine plant was established in a joint venture between General Motors (GM) and Isuzu in 1998. GM holds 60% and Isuzu holds 40% in the company.

General Motors North America manufacturing manager Christine Sitek said: "Today's announcement demonstrates GM's commitment to continuously invest in technologies that reduce the impact of our vehicles on the environment, while maintaining performance attributes required by customers in the areas of towing and hauling loads."

Since its opening in 2000, DMAX had invested $760m in the plant and produced almost 1.6 million engines.

DMAX president and chief operating officer Maho Mitsuya said: "The Duramax diesel's performance is renowned in the industry, and these updates to improve our emissions will make it that much better."

DMAX manufactures Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel engine used in the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

Image: DMAX Moraine plant. Photo: Courtesy of General Motors.