MaK brand history
MaK has been a marine engine manufacturer since 1922, a rich production history in northern Germany. Since Caterpillar acquired MaK in 1997, the Kiel facility has become a center for research and development for large diesel MaK engines, as well as large diesel and gas engines manufactured under the CAT trademark.
Kiel Engine Center
The Kiel Engine Center is responsible for machining, assembling, testing, painting and shipping the MaK M 20 C, M 25 and M 32 C inline marine engines. In fact, the engine blocks, valves, heads and connecting rods are all manufactured directly on the facility grounds. Today, the facility is 68,200 m2 (735,000 ft2) and there are plans to expand production further in the future.
Rostock Engine Center
The MaK manufacturing facility in Rostock was acquired in 1999 and was formally renamed “Caterpillar Motoren Rostock GmbH” in 2000. To facilitate a long-term growth strategy of large diesel and gas engines, operations have increased in the four-hall facility. Today, the Rostock Engine Center is one of the most modern manufacturing facilities in Europe. The 22,500 m2 (242,000 ft2) facility is responsible for assembly, test, paint and shipment of large diesel engines VM 32 C, M 43 C and VM 43 C, as well as the gas engine, GCM34.