TURIN, Italy, Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global powertrain innovator FPT Industrial has entered an agreement with marine propulsion supplier Mercury Marine to make the FPT 6.7-litre mechanical fuel injection NEF engine available for sale in global markets.
Branded Mercury Diesel, the 6.7-litre FPT engine is the perfect power solution for single application (22' to 30') sterndrive and inboard boats such as passenger ferries, taxi boats and other government applications. It will also appeal to dual applications such as boats with water jet propulsion and displacement trawlers (30'-50'). The reliability of the engine aligns with the durability and easy maintenance of both the FPT Industrial and Mercury Marine diesel offerings.
"This agreement is a testimony to FPT Industrial's recognised technological leadership. It further underlines our commitment to the very demanding field of marine applications," said Annalisa Stupenengo, Brand President FPT Industrial. "We are confident that together we will leverage our respective strengths in product and services to the benefit and satisfaction of our customers."
A provider of recreational, commercial and government marine propulsion, Mercury Marine's vice president of global category management, Martin Bass, said: "This partnership with FPT Industrial allows Mercury Marine to develop market awareness of the new product's value proposition in global markets that we don't have a presence in yet. The Mercury Diesel midrange expansion will support the needs of a predominantly commercial Asian market."
The 6.7-litre midrange engine will be officially launched at the China International Boat Show in Shanghai on 7-10 April 2016 and will be available in the marketplace in Q1 of 2016.
FPT Industrial is a brand of CNH Industrial, dedicated to the design, production and sale of powertrains for on and off-road vehicles, marine and power generation applications. The company employs approximately 8,200 people worldwide, in ten manufacturing plants and six R&D Centers. The FPT Industrial sales network consists of 90 dealers and over 1000 service centres in almost 100 countries. A wide product offering, including six engine ranges from 31 kW up to 740 kW and transmissions with maximum torque of 200 Nm up to 500 Nm, and a close focus on R&D activities make FPT Industrial a world leader in industrial powertrains. For further information, visit www.fptindustrial.com.
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