ELECTRIP. 2 Awards!
DEUTZ received two prestigious German Stevie Awards 2020 for the marketing campaign ‘ELECTRIP – GET ELECTRIFIED’: Gold in the category ‘Viral Marketing Campaign of the Year’ and Bronze in the category ‘Communication or PR Campaign’. The campaign focused on the ELECTRIP event, where among other things telehandler prototypes with electric and hybrid drive solutions were presented.
As part of the annual audit by TÜV-Rheinland Cert GmbH, DEUTZ AG was successfully re-certified in May 2020 for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality) and ISO 14001:2015 (Environment) as well as 50001:2018 (Energy). The purpose of the 6-day audit was to inspect the management system of DEUTZ AG. In addition to the review of the core processes and the process landscape, audits were also carried out in the administrative areas as well as in the production areas.
DEUTZ awards innovation prize.
This year DEUTZ AG is again presenting the ‘Nicolaus August Otto Award’. The innovation prize, which is endowed with EUR 30,000 and was awarded last year to electrical pioneer Prof. Günther Schuh, will be presented on 4 November 2020 during a virtual awards ceremony. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will not be a face-to-face event. However, the event will be recorded on video and published online. The winner will be announced on the day of the award ceremony.
Dr Sebastian Schulte is the new CFO.
The Supervisory Board of DEUTZ AG appointed Dr Sebastian Schulte as a member of the Managing Board of DEUTZ AG, effective no later than 1 February 2021. As of 1 March 2021, Schulte will take over the areas of Finance, Personnel, Purchasing and Information Services as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The current CFO, Dr Andreas Strecker, is leaving the company at his own request. Sebastian Schulte has been Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of ThyssenKrupp’s Marine Division since 2018. From 2014 to 2017, Schulte contributed to the successful restructuring and sale of the ThyssenKrupp steel mill in Rio de Janeiro as Chief Financial Officer on the Executive Board.
New sequence centre in Pendergrass.
The DEUTZ Corporation opened a new sequence centre covering almost 15.000m² in the immediate vicinty of the company's production site in Pendergrass, Georgia
The Sequence Centre stores all components and engines required for the DEUTZ Xchange programme at a central location. The employees in the Sequence Centre assemble kits with all necessary parts based on the relevant engine specifications on a daily basis and forward them to the nearby production site. The Sequence Centre also has its own production capacities for manufacturing and dispatching component and spare part kits and individually adapted DEUTZ power packs for sales partners, retailers and OEMs.
‘By bundling all logistics processes in the new Sequence Centre, we can now use the additional space for further remanufacturing and assembly work’, explains Bob Mann, President and CEO of the DEUTZ Corporation. ‘It will also benefit our OEMs and their customers, as we can now supply the DEUTZ products they need even faster than before.’
DEUTZ on the big screen: Premiere for our new image film
DEUTZ is a versatile enterprise – you can find us in construction machinery, in agriculture, on the water, at the airport and in many other areas. To demonstrate who and where we are, we celebrated the premiere of our new image film on 20 May 2020. The film was shot in the Innovation Centre in Cologne-Porz, on site at customers’ premises on a construction site or on railways – in other words, anywhere where DEUTZ is involved or active. Without the commitment of all those involved, our image film would not be what it is today – a film that shows the history and the faces behind our company. Together we are DEUTZ, and we can be proud of that!
25 Years of partnership with Merlo.
DEUTZ supplies 50.000th Engine
Our colleagues in Italy celebrate together with our customer Merlo: Merlo and DEUTZ have been working together for 25 years. The company, based in northern Italy, is one of the global market leaders in the production of telehandlers, producing around 6,000 machines per year. More than 60 per cent of the engines used by Merlo come from our company. In December 2019, we were able to deliver the 50,000th DEUTZ engine to the company. To celebrate this long and successful partnership properly, Roberto Brivio, Managing Director of DEUTZ Italy, presented an award for 50,000 DEUTZ engines to Amilcare Merlo, President of the Merlo Group.
A tractor on Fifth Avenue...
... may seem absurd to the spectator, but that is exactly the effect Rem Koolhaas wants to achieve: The city dwellers are supposed to be stimulated to think about the remaining, non-urban 98 per cent of the earth’s surface. Placed in front of the museum, the massive Deutz-Fahr tractor really catches your eye. Koolhaas is very excited to announce the exhibition with the raw and fancy presence of a tractor in the streets of New York. ‘We are pleased to be part of this literally great cause and to contribute to a new kind of agriculture and industrial progress’, says Matthias Augenstein, CEO of Same Deutz-Fahr Deutschland GmbH based in Lauingen (Bavaria).
New partnership with Ascendum Turkey
An important step in the development of the international service operation in the Middle East is the collaboration with the Turkish company Ascendum Turkey. Until 2010, Ascendum was part of the Volvo Group and has been an independent Volvo dealer with numerous other brands in its portfolio since 2010. In cooperation with the existing Turkish DEUTZ service partners, Ascendum will also particularly focus on boosting the service operation in Eastern Turkey. With around 20 new branches in Turkey and 350 employees, 170 of whom are mechanics, Ascendum will be able to provide comprehensive support for the Turkish market. Ascendum Turkey is part of the Ascendum Group, which has a long-standing partnership with Volvo and employs about 1,440 people in 14 countries worldwide.
DPS Power becomes DEUTZ.
In the strategically important European core market, DEUTZ AG has acquired its long-standing retailer Equipco – known as the DSP Power Group – with the headquarters DPS Power BV in Dordrecht (Rotterdam area) and DPS Power NV in Antwerp, thus strengthening its sales and service network in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. With this acquisition, DEUTZ is also expanding its growth in the highly developed Central European market and intensifying local support for key Western European customers. In the future, the company will operate under the name DEUTZ Belgium in Belgium and DEUTZ Netherlands in the Netherlands. The company employs around 50 people and is aiming for an annual turnover of EUR 30 million in the long term.
Always with a finger on the pulse: New training centre in Lomagna
As a company open to technology in engine manufacturing, DEUTZ is constantly developing and improving its products. In order to keep employees comprehensively informed about the latest technological developments in the future, DEUTZ Italy opened a new training centre on 1 February 2020. On more than 200 m² field service technicians and application engineers are trained. The training courses are directly customer-oriented, so that the training lessons hardly deviate from real practice. In the future, the possibilities of the training centre will be expanded: an area for training on running engines is planned.
DEUTZ Italy sells more than 28.000 Engines in 2019.
In addition to the 25-year partnership with Merlo, DEUTZ Italy has another reason to celebrate: 28,560 DEUTZ engines were sold in Italy in 2019 – the highest number ever achieved in one year in Italy. DEUTZ Italy thus holds a local market share of more than 30 per cent. Compared to 2018, the number of DEUTZ engines sold has risen by 20 per cent, and compared to 2017, the number has even increased by 55 per cent. To celebrate this new record, the Italian employees were honoured with an award.
New DEUTZ power centre in Florida.
DEUTZ is building its newest DEUTZ power centre in Jacksonville, USA.
The DEUTZ Power Centre in North Florida will feature a comprehensive range of spare parts and offer regular maintenance work as well as emergency repairs for DEUTZ engines – at the location of the centre and with the support of mobile service technicians on site at the customers’ premises. The Power Centre will also provide application engineering services and technical sales resources for OEMs using DEUTZ products. This will provide manufacturers with access to customised production and assembly services and allow them to find the best possible DEUTZ solution for their requirements. In addition, customers can purchase new DEUTZ engines and replacement engines from the DEUTZ Xchange program through the Power Centre. ‘The new Jacksonville location will complement the Power Centre in West Palm Beach, which we opened this spring, and will help us continue to provide our expert repair, maintenance and parts delivery service with the first-class quality that DEUTZ customers in all markets rightly expect from us’, explains Dominick A. ‘Nick’ Vermet, Head of the DEUTZ Power Centres.