MAN Pakistan inaugurates Karachi workshop
KARACHI: With a launch event, MAN Diesel & Turbo Pakistan has formally inaugurated its new workshop in Karachi. The new location will offer after sales support to both diesel and turbo and truck and bus customers. The event was attended by MAN’s top management from Middle East and Europe along with top business stakeholders from Karachi.
‘”Pakistan is an important market for all our business areas”, said MAN Diesel & Turbo Middle East Managing Director Olaf Gunia. “We therefore have started to invest in our business here almost 10 years ago and today employ more than 125 people. We are confident regarding the business outlook and see further opportunities arise, e.g. from infrastructure projects starting in the near future coupled with the trade corridor opening from Gawadar to China.” MAN Diesel & Turbo oversees a significant installed base in Pakistan in the power plants segment: The 225 MW Atlas plant in Lahore and the 225MW HUBCO plant in Narowal are fired by eleven MAN 18V48/60 engines each. The Atlas plant is also operated by MAN as part of its ten-year operation and maintenance contract, while a six-year long term service agreement is in place for Narowal.
MAN Diesel & Turbo Pakistan started in Lahore in 2008. Today, the company employs 126 people in a total of four locations in the country’s industrial capitals and offers after sales services for large bore diesel engines and turbo machinery, including workshops and field service activities.
“Pakistan is among the D-8 countries with an annual growth rate of 7.5% GDP for 2000-2007. This led to high demand of power in the country and MAN Diesel & Turbo decided to have its representation in Pakistan, which has proved to be the right decision reflected by profitable growth in the last six years,” said MAN Pakistan Managing Director Imran Ghani. “In context of this growth, MAN Diesel & Turbo Pakistan finds it the right time to expand its portfolio and have its presence felt in commercial vehicles division of truck and bus.”
The opening of the Karachi workshop is owing to the increase of capacities to realise the sizeable maintenance contracts the company has undertaken. Moreover, the company will focus on the marine sector. The premises is customised in a way to cater the need of South customers and develop its sales and after sales services for the region showcasing trucks, buses and high speed engines in Karachi.