Atlantis Diesel Engines/ Engineering (ADE) is a South African manufacturer of diesel engines and components, notably for the mining, on and off road applications as well as defense force industries. The company operates from Atlantis, Western Cape, South Africa.
The company was started by the Government of South Africa
following the imposition of United Nations Security Council Resolution 418
. The company was licensed in 1979 to manufacture Mercedes Benz
which were primarily destined for military vehicles such as the Ratel IFV
and SAMIL Trucks
. The original ADE ceased in 1999 due to insolvency, however DaimlerChrysler (now Daimler AG) purchased the foundry portion and later in 2002 the machining facilities, crankshaft line and business park. In 2015 Daimler AG sold Atlantis Foundries to Neue Halberg-Guss GmbH. The Foundry is still in full operation today and continues to cast heavy-duty engine blocks for Mercedes-Benz trucks. Atlantis Foundries is the sole supplier of the 14.8l HDEP Cylinder block to Daimler, and supply 80% of the total demand for the 12.8l version. These heavy-duty blocks are used in the Freightliner, Western Star, Fuso Super Great and Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks worldwide.
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Category:Vehicle manufacturing companies established in 1979
Category:Defence companies of South Africa
Category:Manufacturing companies based in Johannesburg
Category:Diesel engine manufacturers
Category:Engine manufacturers of South Africa
Category:South African companies established in 1979