Why SDT?
Seven Reasons why You should Rely on Us.

SDT develops individual concepts for efficient and environmentally compatible drive and energy management on ships and offshore installations, as well as in the stationary field. As a leader in the field of drive technology and energy generation, we draw on a wealth of experience in the production and worldwide delivery of now more than 5,000 power units, engines and transmissions. With our brand-spanning after-sales service, we offer all services, from servicing, maintenance and repair through to spare parts supply. We are also available around the clock to assist you with an efficient, fast, and flexible service.

Regardless of whether you need a make-to-order unit or a standard solution. Whether maintenance or the installation of a spare part: the benefits enumerated here are always included in all SDT services. This is something we vouch for.


Our company’s success to date is above all the result of successful cooperation Firstly, it has always been our goal to develop and cultivate long-term, trust-based and genuine relationships with our customers. Secondly, we represent numerous internationally renowned manufacturers in the maritime industry as a direct dealer and certified partner. All in all, this always means: maximum quality and substance.


For us, quality is not only an aspiration. Quality is our main driving force. At SDT quality manifests itself in the competence and experience of our employees, just as in the exclusive usage of original parts. However, we are also brand-independent. We cooperate with a wide range of manufacturers and are, therefore, always able to select from a number of options to offer you precisely the solution that best suits your specific requirements. SDT is a byword for German engineering: reliable, precise, efficient and high-value. And with a long operating life.


SDT implements special solutions and make-to-order units at the request of customers. In other words, we build the power unit so that it is optimally tailored to your special requirements and needs. To do this we need extensive experience – and we have it. We know our customers’ areas of use and application and have a keen sense for the implementation. We clarify all the individual details with our customers in the course of a tightly focussed project briefing.

Experience and Passion

For 40 years now, SDT has been active in the construction and servicing of power units. To date we have manufactured and delivered well over 4,000 power units, engines and transmissions. Our service teams are appreciated by our customers for their responsiveness, flexibility, know-how and exceptional commitment. “Our mission. Your power.” – the SDT motto is not a platitude but a guiding principle. The world of power units and engines is our home and top quality for our customers is our claim.

Life-cycle Approach

In planning and design we always have our eye on the power unit’s complete life-cycle. With this approach we reduce the risk of a malfunction to a minimum and increase efficiency – throughout an engine’s operating life. We plan, design and manufacture customised power units for a wide variety of uses. And if the customers wishes, we service the units with flexible maintenance and repair services all around the world.


A company can simply claim that its products and services are good, or it can be left to external specialists to carry out an assessment. We do the latter. The high quality of our services and products in the working vessel, military, yacht and offshore industry areas is certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 by DNV GL (in 2015 in each case).


Our customers benefit from our maritime network of different companies in the maritime sector and offshore industry. As as member of the Maritimen Cluster Norddeutschland and the WAB (Network of the Wind Energy Industry) we have access to the latest findings and developments in the market.