Engines & Components 

MAN is successful provider of marine engines in Italy

Established MAN Truck & Bus Sales partner Ranieri Tonissi honoured for record sales of more than 20,000 MAN marine diesel engines in Italy.

Reiner Roessner (2nd from left), Head of Sales Engines & Components at MAN Truck & Bus, handed over an illustration of the Nuremberg Imperial Castle for the successful cooperation to Bruno Airoldi (left), Senior President of Ranieri Tonissi, and Alessandro Airoldi (2nd from right), Managing Director of Ranieri Tonissi.

MAN Truck & Bus has honoured its Italian sales partner for marine engines, Ranieri Tonissi, for its long and successful cooperation. The presentation was made at the Genoa Boat Show 2011, one of the world's leading international boat fairs. During its over 35-year history of doing business with MAN Bus & Truck, Italy's exclusive importer of MAN marine diesel engines produced by the International Competence Center Engine in Nuremberg has sold more than 20,000 of them to its customers. The first MAN engines were installed by yacht builders Otam, Puntorosso and Tecnomarine. New delivery contracts with renowned builders of luxury boats such as Azimut and Monte Carlo Yachts continue the success story of MAN Truck & Bus and Ranieri Tonissi in the marine-engine segment.

The Italian company, which is steeped in the tradition of 125 years, was presented with an illustration of the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg on occasion of the firm's anniversary. Carrying out the presentation was Reiner Rössner, Head of Sales, Engines & Components at MAN Truck & Bus: "Customers all round the world benefit from the innovative MAN drive technology from Nuremberg. The highest levels of efficiency and reliability are qualities that distinguish not only MAN engines: they also characterise the long-term partnership with Ranieri Tonissi. High demand and the large number of units sold are evidence that our economical and reliable engines resonate with customers in the areas of yachting and commercial working vessels. As a strategically important field of business, MAN Truck & Bus is expanding the external engines business in all four segments: on-road, off-road, power generation and marine."

The history of Ranieri Tonissi's company began in 1886 with the export of agricultural machinery to South America. Sales of the first engines for working vessels in 1974 heralded the start of the Italian company's sales partnership with MAN Truck & Bus. Since 1993, MAN Truck & Bus has been supplying Ranieri Tonissi exclusively with powerful, technically highly-developed engines for installation in yachts and pleasure boats produced by some of the world's best-known boat builders. In the yachting segment, MAN comprehensively covers the power spectrum from 730 hp (537 kW) to 1,800 hp (1,324 kW) with its six-cylinder in-line, V-8 and V-12 engines. In the working vessel segment, rated outputs from 258 hp (190 kW) to 1,400 hp (1,029 kW) delivered by six-cylinder in-line as well as V-8 and V-12 engines provide great performance and simultaneously outstanding economy for, amongst others, sea rescue boats, pilot vessels and passenger boats.