Mitsubishi names Cascade Engine Center as West Coast distributor

(SEATTLE) — Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine America (MTEA) has announced Cascade Engine Center, located in Seattle, as the Marine Engine Division's new West Coast engine distributor. Cascade Engine Center will have responsibility for Alaska, Washington state, Oregon, California, and Hawaii. The company has been active in the commercial marine business since 1961.

“The addition of the Mitsubishi heavy-duty engine lineup to Cascade Engine Center will complement our current commercial engine business, allowing us to support most commercial marine applications on the West Coast,” said Tim A. Hess, president of Cascade Engine Center. “We are excited about the opportunity of working with Mitsubishi.”

Mitsubishi heavy-duty commercial marine engines range from a 14.6-liter, 429-hp inline six-cylinder to a 65-liter, V-16, 1,676-hp engine suitable for a wide range of heavy-duty applications. “Mitsubishi engines are all EPA compliant and meet EPA Tier 3 and Tier 4 emission requirements, with simple mechanical engine controls,” stated Mitsubishi Marine Manager Rodrigo Teixeira.

MTEA is also responsible for the distribution of Mitsubishi engines in the rest of the Americas, including Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. MTEA is a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine Turbocharger Ltd., a global corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and a major division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Mitsubishi has been manufacturing marine diesel engines for more than 70 years.

For more information, contact Dave Conrad at Cascade Engine Center, (253) 867-2020 or via email, and/or Rodrigo Teixeira at MTEA, (630) 744-9470 or via email

By Professional Mariner Staff