History

• 1949
SAMOFA (SAmenwerkende MOtoren FAbrikanten) is established in Harderwijk (NL)
producing small, water-cooled diesel engines for the Benelux market.

• 1957
Start production of air-cooled diesel engines.

• 1971
SAMOFA begins importing Mitsubishi diesel engines to extend their range.

• 1980
SAMOFA is taken over by the Japanese multinational Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
The new subsidiary is to be known as MHI Samofa Diesel BV.

• 1988
MHI Samofa Diesel BV merges with other MHI product groups the company is renamed
MHI Equipment Europe B.V., abbreviated to MEE.

• 1989
New factory opens on De Vaart (industrial estate) in Almere where, two years later, MEE
produces the first turbocharger.

• 1993
The fork-lift truck division stays behind at the old location and continues as MCFE.
MEE transfers its activities to a new location on De Vaart in Almere.
On the new location MEE starts with 3 divisions; engines, turbochargers and an
airconditioning division.

• 1997
MEE builds a second factory and achieves ISO 9001 certification.

• 2000
The airconditioning division becomes independent and transfers its activities to a new location.
New this year is the entry of Corrugating Machinery to MEE.

• 2001
MEE achieves ISO 14001 certification for its Environmental Management System.

• 2003
MEE turbochargers Division achieves ISO/TS 16949 certification.

• 2004
MEE opens factory four in Almere.

• 2006
MEE passes the one million turbochargers mark per year.

• 2007
The Corrugating Machinery division independent continues on a new location in Almere.

• 2009
A fifth factory opens in Almere for the purpose of producing 4 million turbochargers per year.

• 2011
MEE achieves the AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) status.

• 2013
MHI Equipment Europe B.V. is renamed Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V., with no abbreviation.

• 2014
Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V. produces its 20.000.000th Turbocharger since the start of production in 1991.

• 2016
The Norwegian Gas and Diesel Power AS (G&DP) becomes a subsidiary of MTEE and its new name becomes Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V., Norwegian Branch Office, Marine and Power Solutions. The Turbocharger Division produces the 25th million turbocharger.