Atlantis Diesel Engines

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Atlantis Diesel Engines/ Engineering
Industry Manufacturing
Founded 1979
Founder Government of South Africa
Headquarters Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa
Area served
South Africa
Products Diesel engines

Atlantis Diesel Engines/ Engineering (ADE) is a South African manufacturer of diesel engines and vehicle components, notably for the military. The company operates from Cape Town and Johannesburg with agencies in Egypt and Nigeria.

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 and Perkins diesel engines[1], which were primarily destined for military vehicles such as the Ratel IFV, Buffel, Casspir and SAMIL Trucks. The company is currently operating from engineering facilities in Johannesburg with the main focus on supplying the road and passenger transport industry with new and reconditioned engines, parts, components and new sub-assemblies including Atego/ Actros/ ADE 300 & 400 series & MAN.


  1. ^ "Mercedes-Benz South Africa". Archived from the original on 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 

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Coordinates: 33°35′58″S 18°28′34″E / 33.599322°S 18.476182°E / -33.599322; 18.476182