Maltese firm Melita Power Diesel (MPD) has won the MTU Rolls Royce Power System Service Partner of the Year Award 2016/2017. As part of Rolls Royce, MTU is one of the largest engine manufacturers in the world.

Noel Borg accepted the award on behalf of Melita Power Diesel Ltd at the MTU head offices in Germany. Melita Power Diesel forms part of the Melita Marine Group, which also operates a shipyard, chandlery and agency in Malta, as well as related engineering activities.

This highly prestigious global award is given according to strict criteria governing the quality and efficiency of the service. The judging panel is made up of the board of directors of Rolls Royce MTU.

MPD managed to win the award for service, among other nominees from all four corners of the globe.

Rolls Royce has also granted Melita Power Diesel Ltd an additional territory of responsibility as sole distributors – Greece. Melita Power Diesel Ltd is already the sole distributor for Malta and Libya.

Pierre Balzan, MPD’s managing director, said: “We are truly honoured and humbled by this award. Having worked so hard throughout the years, it is of great satisfaction for our team and myself to have our work rated so highly by what we consider the best in the industry.

“Having won the same award in 2012 makes this achievement doubly significant. We have penetrated new markets, offered new services and tailor-made our deliverables according to the wide range of specifications of our growing portfolio of clients. It is therefore truly encouraging that this award is reaffirming not only our growth but also the top quality of our service that continues to be our watermark.

“This award as well as the widening of our sole distributors footprint to include Greece have redoubled our determination to aim higher.  Now, we have even more resolve to do so in the future. Finally, I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to our entire team for giving their best and achieving the goal we set out to achieve.”