Business model and segments
DEUTZ is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of drive systems and was founded in 1864 by Nicolaus August Otto, developer of the four-stroke engine, and Eugen Langen. We are an independent producer of diesel and gas engines for on-highway and off-highway applications. The product range is currently being expanded to include new gas and diesel engines with a power output of between 19 and 620 kW as well as hybrid engines and all-electric drive systems. The DEUTZ Group’s customers include manufacturers of construction equipment, agricultural machinery, lifting and material handling equipment and other equipment as well as the users of such machines. Operating activities are divided into three segments: DEUTZ Compact Engines, DEUTZ Customised Solutions and Other. The DEUTZ Compact Engines segment comprises liquid-cooled engines with capacities of up to 8 litres. The DEUTZ Customised Solutions segment specialises in air-cooled engines and large liquid-cooled engines with capacities of more than 8 litres. Operating under the name DEUTZ Xchange, the DEUTZ Customised Solutions segment also supplies reconditioned engines and parts. The Torqeedo subsidiary has been included in the Other segment since the fourth quarter of 2017. It manufactures electric drives for boats and has extensive expertise in the electrification of drive systems.
DEUTZ also offers its customers advice and support on installing and operating the drive systems. We actively assist customers with the repair, maintenance and servicing of their vehicles fitted with DEUTZ engines. The global DEUTZ service network, which comprises subsidiaries, service centres and authorised agents, guarantees a reliable and rapid supply of spare parts.