In the middle of 2015, Cologne-based engine manufacturer DEUTZ produced the nine millionth engine in its 150-year-plus history. Thanks to continuous improvements in efficiency and cutting-edge exhaust aftertreatment systems, DEUTZ engines are in demand all over the world.
DEUTZ AG was founded in Cologne in 1864 and in 1867 the company’s founders, Nicolaus August Otto and Eugen Langen, developed the atmospheric gas powered engine – known as Engine No. 1. This was followed in 1876 by the world’s first four-stroke engine, whose German name, Ottomotor, still honours its inventor today.
“We are proud that, having built more than nine million engines, we are making a major contribution to the motorisation of the world and thereby successfully maintaining the tradition of the DEUTZ brand,” said Dr Helmut Leube, chairman of the Board of Management of DEUTZ AG. “We intend to continue developing innovative engine systems of the highest quality in the future so that we can remain a leading player in the market.”