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Waller County Lands North American HQ Of German Ship Engine Manufacturer

MAN Twinwood Rendering

The business park at Twinwood has finalized its first agreement to bring MAN Diesel & Turbo’s new North America headquarters to the 650-acre property. 

Located just south of I-10 between Woods Road and FM 1489, the business park at Twinwood is part of a proposed 14,000-acre master-planned community. The property is owned by Houston businessman Putera Sampoerna.

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s new North America headquarters, a 137K SF build-to-suit owned by Welcome Group, will house 105K SF of air-conditioned service shop space and 32K SF of office space. The design/build project by KDW is slated to span one year, beginning Q2 2018. The new plant is expected to employ 142 workers.

Germany-based MAN Diesel & Turbo manufactures marine engines used in commercial shipping, including the engine powering Pioneering Spirit, the world’s largest vessel ever built in terms of gross tonnage, breadth and displacement. The company will combine its two current operations in Houston and Deer Park at the new HQ. 

Avison Young's Bob Berry and Jacob Bravo represented MAN Diesel & Turbo in the lease negotiations. Welcome Realty Advisors represented Welcome Group. Vince Yokom of the Waller County Economic Development Partnership and Waller County Judge Trey Duhon also collaborated on the project.