DIESEL engine builder MTU Friedrichshafen has taken over Dordrecht-based distributor MDB-Roodenburg from its former sole-shareholder J Roodenburg.

The DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway distributor has been renamed MTU Detroit Diesel Benelux, and will supply the rail sector in the Benelux countries.

MTUopened a €7m electronics centre (above) in Friedrichshafen on June 15, integrating its engine control and monitoring system production facilities.