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For more than half a century, Electro-Motive diesels have hauled freight and passengers, powered ships, and generated electricity for over 100 countries around the globe. Our products are built to last, and to outperform the competition.


EMD products have performed in nearly every imaginable condition - from the sands of the Sahara, to the heights of the Andes, to the demanding grades of the Powder River Basin. With that performance, we've not only helped our customers achieve their goals, but we've also earned a reputation for quality, service and innovation.

Today, EMD is the world's largest builder of diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial railroad applications: Freight, intercity passenger, commuter, switching, industrial and mining. The company's headquarters, engineering facilities and parts-manufacturing operations are located in LaGrange, Illinois, just west of Chicago. Final assembly is performed in the United States at our Muncie, Indiana facility, as well as at a variety of locations around the world.

EMD is also a global provider of diesel power engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land based oil well drilling rigs, and stationary power generation. Electro-Motive is the only diesel engine manufacturer of its size to have produced more than 70,000 engines. This success stems from product reliability, serviceability, load acceptance capability, low operating costs and ease of maintenance with standardized components.

EMD engages in a lifelong relationship with its customers and offers a complete line of value-added services to enhance the performance of its products. The equipment management and maintenance services offered by EMD set industry standards for service excellence. Through technological advancements and customer-focused solutions, EMD customers achieve new levels of availability, reliability and asset utilization.

Listening to and supporting customers, pursuing continuous improvement, and building on a reputation for manufacturing excellence, EMD and its employees look forward to their next quarter-century of innovation and service to the fast-changing global railroad and power products industries.