MINSK, 12 April (BelTA) – An Austrian company is interested in the MMZ-4DTI engine recently developed by the Belarusian engine manufacturing company MMZ, the Belarusian company's press service told BelTA.
According to the source, the Austrian company makes municipal vehicles and has reached out to MMZ via its Russian partner to suggest using the Belarusian engine instead of an Italian one as part of a suction sweeper the Austrian company makes. The vehicle will be sold in Russia.
The vehicle has been delivered to MMZ and installed in the experimental shop where the engine will be adapted to the vehicle. Since the suction sweeper has multiple electronic systems and a hydraulic system, the engine has to meet additional requirements. Some parts of the engine have to be adjusted in order to couple the engine with the vehicle. Original solutions are being tried and tested by MMZ specialists.
Minsk Motor Plant (MMZ trademark) makes modern diesel engines, gas and diesel engines, and gas reciprocating engines. The company specializes in developing, designing, and making modern three-, four-, six-, and eight-cylinder engines. The company offers over 100 modifications of engines with their output varying from 7kW to 330kW. They are designed to power agricultural machines, road construction machines, forestry vehicles, automobiles, buses, power supply plants, compressors, and other kinds of machinery. MMZ engines are shipped to assembly lines of 49 enterprises in Belarus, Russia, CIS, and non-CIS states. The products are sold in more than 50 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, North and Latin America. Components of internationally recognized manufacturers are used to make MMZ engines.