A NEW STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH JOHN DEERE POWER SYSTEMS, AN EXPANSION OF THE SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION WITH SDF – TWO MAJOR INDUSTRY PLAYERS WORKING HAND IN HAND WITH DEUTZ.
It’s not just the two partners that are excited about this tie-up. The trade publication Diesel Progress International has described the alliance between John Deere Power Systems and DEUTZ as “one of the most interesting, and possibly most significant, engine agreements within recent memory.” The deal, which had been in the works for nearly a year, was made official in December 2020. The two specialists for innovative drive systems will now join forces to build a new engine in the power range up to 130 kilowatts.
DEUTZ CEO Dr. Frank Hiller believes that this agreement with the renowned US manufacturer is laying down a marker for the Company: “The fact that John Deere Power Systems has chosen to partner with DEUTZ on this engine project is testament to our strong position in the market for off-highway drive solutions.” John Deere Power Systems and DEUTZ are collaborating on the development and procurement of components. Production and sale of the engines will then be handled by their own distribution networks.
“DEUTZ is an independent engine manufacturer that has a great deal of experience with successful development alliances – both within our industry and with major agricultural machinery producers around the world. We benefit enormously from the economies of scale that these partnerships bring.”
Dr. Ing. Markus Müller, Member of the DEUTZ Board of Management, responsible for research and development
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Reliability, versatility, and performance as well as excellent value for money – these are the goals on which the partnership is based. “By combining our complementary areas of expertise, we are able to offer John Deere Power Systems and DEUTZ customers a reliable and affordable engine in the lower output range,” says Pierre Guyot, Senior Vice President at John Deere Power Systems. While the foundations for a new alliance were being laid with John Deere Power Systems, DEUTZ was able to take another strategic partnership – one that had already proved its worth over many years – to a new level. DEUTZ’s close ties with the Italian agricultural machinery manufacturer SDF go all the way back to the 1980s. And now, having signed a new long-term contract, the two companies are looking to build on their existing cooperation. Under the agreement, SDF will purchase a range of DEUTZ TCD engines going forward. In addition, the Italians will be launching a new tractor series this year, which will also have a DEUTZ TCD drive. The partnership will help SDF to reduce its vehicle operating costs. Oil-change intervals, for example, can be significantly extended thanks to a new innovation from DEUTZ.
“We are very excited to partner with an industry leader such as John Deere Power Systems and in doing so to add significant value for our customers.”
Dr. Ing. Frank Hiller, CEO DEUTZ
“Our track record of success coupled with investment in new technologies and services convinced us to extend our long-term partnership and expand it to cover engines that would meet the EU Stage V emissions standard,” says Lodovico Bussolati, SDF’s Chief Executive Officer. EU Stage V is regarded as the world’s strictest emissions standard for mobile machinery engines, not least because it has introduced a numerical limit on particulates for the 19 to 560 kW power range.
There will also be further collaboration in the services business. For example, SDF will be using DEUTZ’s Xchange program in the future. Xchange engines are those that DEUTZ reconditions and brings up to the latest technical specifications after many years of use, essentially giving older engines a new lease of life.
Dr. Markus Müller, Chief Technology Officer at DEUTZ AG: “DEUTZ is an independent engine manufacturer that has a great deal of experience with successful development alliances – both within our industry and with major agricultural machinery producers around the world. We benefit enormously from the economies of scale that these partnerships bring.”