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Implementation of European Stage V emissions regulations this year has been a driver of much work in the diesel engine sector, as most major manufacturers have taken the opportunity to improve their existing models while ensuring the meet the reduced emissions levels. In the process, some have launched new engines of various sizes or updated existing equipment.
DEUTZ brought its REVOLUTIONIZING POWER - High-Performance Advanced Drive Systems to the bauma trade fair in Munich in early April. For the first time, it presented a range of innovative drive systems for zero-carbon off-highway applications of tomorrow. The international leading manufacturer of engines for the off-highway sector is now able to offer individual combinations of diesel, gas, hydrogen, hybrid and electrified drives as part of a modular product system.
Genie positive air shutdown system now available for booms and telehandlers equipped with Deutz Tier 4 Final engines
Genie booms and telehandlers are now available from the factory "rental-ready" for industries and applications requiring positive air shutdown, including uses on oil and gas, mining and indoor factory jobsites. To prevent diesel engine runaway in sensitive work environments, the new modern Genie positive air shutdown system meets the strictest jobsite requirements and global environmental standards.
DEUTZ Corporation showed its growing range of engines at World of Concrete. This year's highlights were two new diesel engines (D1.2 / D1.7) in the sub-19-kW power range. DEUTZ Corporation is procuring them from Kukje Machinery Co. and will market them under its own brand name from the second quarter of 2019 onwards. The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect and are envisaging a long-term partnership. This agreement takes DEUTZ a further step closer toward creating a modular product kit and expands its offering in the sub-19 kW power range. The engines also open up opportunities for new applications and – together with electric and hybrid concepts – represent a further response to the current market trend toward downsizing.
DEUTZ Corporation will exhibit its growing, versatile line of engines at World of Concrete. As always, the company looks forward to this particular show and the many opportunities it presents.
DEUTZ Corporation hosted its annual distributor meeting at the Secrets Royal Beach resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic during the week of November 12, 2018. At this important function, DEUTZ staff and distributor personnel had the opportunity to exchange open dialogue, learn about new products in the pipeline and share perspectives on the year ahead. DEUTZ also took advantage of the meeting to recognize its top-performing distributors in various categories.
DEUTZ AG has officially opened its new Innovation Centre. Over an area of 380 square metres, a modern building has been constructed at the Cologne-Porz site that provides DEUTZ employees with space to work on ideas, develop them into prototypes, and shape them into a project, a product or an investment opportunity.
DEUTZ AG announced on 3 July 2018 that it intends to fully withdraw from the DEUTZ Dalian joint venture with First Automotive Works (FAW) in China. DEUTZ AG has now sold its 50 per cent stake in the company to the joint venture partner FAW following approval from the Supervisory Board and agreement on the necessary contracts. The parties have agreed not to disclose any commercial details. The transaction is subject to approval by the Chinese authorities.
DEUTZ AG and Manitou Group are embarking together on the electrification of drive lines - DEUTZ has incorporated prototype electric drives into Manitou equipment for the first time. The keys for the first prototypes will be handed over as part of the ELECTRIP Event Week in Cologne. Manitou Group, the first E-DEUTZ partner, has fitted one of its telehandlers with a hybrid drive and a second with a full-electric drive.