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Deutz AG
Predecessor N. A. Otto & Cie.
Klöckner Humbolt Deutz AG
Founded 1848
Founder(s) Nikolaus Otto
Headquarters Porz, Cologne, Germany
Number of locations Mannheim, Germany
Products engines
Divisions Deutz AGCO Motores
Deutz Diter
Website http://www.deutz.de


Deutz AG is a German engine manufacturer. The company was founded by Nikolaus Otto, inventor of the four-stroke internal combustion engine, in 1848 as N. A. Otto & Cie. Several other famous names who worked for Deutz in the past include Eugen Langen, Gottlieb Daimler, Wilhelm Maybach, Prosper L'Orange and Ettore Bugatti.

HistoryEdit

Deutz 3-cylinder diesel exchange unit at SED 09 - IMG 8157

A 3-cylinder Duetz diesel engines - This unit is a remanufactured service exchange air-cooled engine

In the early years, neither Otto nor his partner, lawyer Eugen Langen, were interested in automobiles, only stationary engines.[1] In the middle 1870s, technical director Gottlieb Daimler, pressing for production of automobiles, was transferred to the company's St. Petersburg factory to reduce his influence. He resigned, taking Wilhelm Maybach with him.[2] They then formed the Daimler Car Company, that became Mercedes Benz.

Deutz once also produced agricultural machines like combines and tractors as well as commercial vehicles such as lorries and buses. (Deutz sold the agricultural machinery division to SAME (Società Accomandita Motori Endotermici), an Italian company.)

The company's head office is located in the Porz district of Cologne, Germany, and as of 2004 was manufacturing liquid and air-cooled diesel engines. The larger engines in the Deutz range are manufactured in Mannheim, Germany. The production facility in Mannheim once belonged to a company called MWM Motores Diesel Ltd (MWM). Deutz also has production facilities in other countries including Spain and a joint venture production facilities in China and Argentina. After Deutz took over, the plant specialised in marine engines. This facility now produces engines for marine and power generation which can run on either fuel oils or fuel gases (including landfill gas).

During World War II, the company produced artillery and operated under the name Klöckner Humbolt Deutz AG, although both names have been used ever since, even by the company itself, until recently.

Deutz-powered commercial vehicles were popular in the years 1960-1980, sold under the brand name Magirus Deutz. The Magirus division was merged with Fiat's Iveco division in 1975, and sold to Fiat in 1980.

In 1998 Deutz AB signed a contract with Volvo to become the company’s primary supplier of diesel engines for Volvo’s construction equipment, trucks, buses, marine products, and other applications.[3]

In 2007 the Deutz Power Systems brand was sold to 3i and has been renamed MWM (Motoren Werke Mannheim AG), and Deutz now concentrates on producing and selling engines under the Deutz AG brand only. They are focusing on the manufacturing of engines only for the customer without competing for the entire piece of machinery.

In 2012, SAME Deutz-Fahr sold a majority of it's holding in Deutz AG to Volvo, selling more than 22 Million shares. This puts Volvo's ownership at just over 25%, and makes them the largest share-holder. SAME Deutz-Fahr retained 8.4% equity in the company.[4]


Model RangeEdit

Deutz engines are available in the power range 4 to 4000kW, with air, oil or water cooling.

Parts and services are available around the world. In the United States and Canada, a network of distributors was established a few years ago, providing parts and service in North America to support the growing customers throughout all areas.

Deutz powered equipment is being used in North America much more frequently due to the simplicity of their air-cooled designs. The air-cooled engines are well-suited for many applications since they cannot freeze or boil-over during normal operation.

Deutz is also being recognized and sought after for their oil cooled engines, as these can provide the same power as other engines but in a smaller package since they don't require the additional space to house a radiator. Deutz also makes engines with a tandem oil cooler/radiator configuration; these also do not require antifreeze or coolant agents.

Deutz also has a line of liquid-cooled engines, which are economical.

LicensingEdit

Deutz has licensed various companies through the years to build their engine designs. The first was Crossley of England in 1869. IN 1877, Schleicher, Schumm & Co was founded in Philadelphia, PA, USA as part of Deutz to build engines in the USA. Other licensing agreements include NORINCO and FAW Group in China, Cirta in Algeria, Torpedo in Croatia and Kirloskar of India to name a few.

ApplicationsEdit

Fordson Major with Deutz engine - DEY 356 at Anglesey - IMG 2457

Deutz engine fitted in a Fordson Major

An interesting conversion was seen recently at the Isle of Anglesey Vintage Rally were this 4-cylinder Deutz was installed in a Fordson E1A Major.

Divisions/Subsidiaries/Joint VenturesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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