Founded in 1958 as MARINE DIESEL CENTER Distributor of GM-DDC engines, with the specific task to develop sales in the Italian marine market, focusing mainly on pleasure craft applications, work and fishing boats, on-board generators and military applications.
In 1993 the name changes into MDC – Detroit Diesel Italia S.p.A
In that same year DDC entrusts MDC with the distribution of engines for the Côte d’Azur from the Italian border to Marseille.
As of January 1st 1994 Detroit Diesel Corporation entrusts MDC with the responsibility of the complete industrial and marine line of DDC products for the Italian territory.
With the changes of ownership of DDC, MDC is left with the task of being Service Center for the entire Detroit Diesel product line.
As of January 1st 1996, MDC is appointed as exclusive distributor of Scania Industrial and Marine Engines for the Italian territory, taking over from VM Motori.
As of October 2010, with the passing of the distribution Scania engines to the Italian branch Italscania SpA, MDC is appointed Scania Dealer for industrial and marine engines.
As of March 2012, with the acquisition of the representation for BF Germany and KS KOLBENSCHIMDT, the MDC Parts Division is created.
In June 2012 the name changes into MDC Italy Srl.
In November 2012 MDC is appointed agent of Sandfirden Technics gas engines for the Italian territory.