Future needs Tradition.
MWM can look back on a tradition almost 150 years old, always guided by a mindset of innovation. By founding the “Mechanische Werkstätte” in Mannheim in 1871, the automotive pioneer Carl Benz ushered in the era of natural gas engines. The enthusiasm and innovative drive of engineers from more than a dozen decades have continued to yield new developments and contributed to MWM's becoming what it is today, one of the leading and most renowned brands in the field of gas engines and gensets. MWM thus continued to improve the output rating, efficiency and reliability of its systems, distributed from Mannheim throughout the globe today.
Carl Benz, founder of the company
With the establishment of the "Mechanische Werkstätte Mannheim" (Mechanical Workshop Mannheim) under the name Carl Benz and August Ritter, famous engine and automobile inventor Carl Benz laid the foundation.
Carl Benz, the inventor of the automobile, founds the "mechanical workshops" in Mannheim
Production of the first stationary gas engine at MWM
Patent no. 37435 is issued for the Patent Motor Car
Transformation into Benz & Cie., Rheinische Gasmotorenfabrik AG
Start of the manufacture diesel engines
Start of the manufacture of air-cooled small diesel engine
DEUTZ Power Systems enters the market as system provider
The private equity house 3i takes over DEUTZ Power Systems
Return to the historic name MWM
Introduction of upgrades for all genset seriews with more power and efficiency
MWM is becoming part of Caterpillar Inc., USA
MWM becomes Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH. The established MWM brand is being continued.
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