By Andrew RobertsThe new diesel engine, engine components and other components are manufactured by the UK-based Diesel Engine & Automotive Group (DGEAG) of the same name.
The company is owned by US-based United Technologies.
Diesel Engine & Auto Ltd (D&A) is a major supplier to the automotive industry and provides parts for vehicles and equipment.
The diesel engine was the world’s first commercial motor vehicle engine and is the world leader in production of fuel-efficient diesel engines.
In the last year, D&A has invested $20 billion in its business and now employs nearly 600 people worldwide.
It also sells diesel fuel and components for other industries, including construction, pharmaceuticals, electronics, medical equipment and electrical and electronic equipment.
In a statement, the company said:D&a has an extensive history of leading the way in the development and production of innovative technologies, including fuel-economy, emissions control and vehicle systems.
We are delighted to welcome D&a to the UK in this significant and strategic partnership.
In 2018, DGEAG signed a £8 billion deal to sell its fuel-saving engine technology to Ford and General Motors, which will allow the UK’s fleet of diesel-powered cars to run on diesel-free fuel by 2025.
D&as engine and fuel system are made in-house by a team of around 200 people in Sunderland, North Wales.
The company says its diesel engine uses advanced design techniques and is developed to reduce emissions by more than 40 per cent compared with diesel engines that use the same fuel.
Its engines have also been developed to operate in extreme weather conditions and have been used by D&as to help combat climate change.
A spokesman for the D&s spokesman said: D&ag is proud to be a partner in the UK Government’s £80 billion diesel engine and engine technology investment programme.
It will provide a great deal of employment for UK industry, and the benefits will go far beyond the automotive sector.