Manufacturer Focus – Deutz Engines

DEUTZ is a world leader in the designing and manufacturing of diesel engines and was established in 1864 in Cologne, Germany, under the name N.A. Otto & Cie.

Today, DEUTZ is the oldest engine company in the world and is recognised as one of the most successful independent engine manufacturers in the world.

They are so prominent and integral in the engine world that they were the very first manufacturer of the four-stroke diesel (in fact, their founder Nicolaus Otto invented it) and you will find DEUTZ engines doing their job in a wide variety of applications all around the world.

DEUTZ AG has endured and prospered through numerous decades, rebranding, and directions, and they currently offer their Diesel engines and parts all over the world.

Deutz Engine Focus

How Good Are DEUTZ Engines?

DEUTZ engines are among the most reliable and are found in industrial equipment and commercial vehicles all around the world.

A testament to their durability and reliability can be found in a DEUTZ Tractor, the Fahr F22 which was manufactured in 1939 and is powered by a DEUTZ F2M414 twin-cylinder diesel engine, which is still running today!

Since the middle of the last century DEUTZ have produced the some of the most powerful, compact, fuel-efficient diesel engines.

Their reputation has been well earned as a producer of some of the cleanest, high-quality diesel engines on the market and DEUTZ are industry leaders in excelling with ventilation requirements.

What Are DEUTZ Engines Used In?

DEUTZ are engine specialists, and their range of air and liquid-cooled engines are used in construction equipment, quarrying equipment, mining equipment, agricultural machines, commercial vehicles, railroad vehicles, material handling equipment amongst many other applications.

Having been around and making engines for decades and decades DEUTZ engines have been used in a wide variety of vehicles and machinery worldwide.

DEUTZ are the main supplier of engines to the Swedish auto manufacturers Volvo AB.

Agricultural giant AGCO has partnered with them for the engines on a range of tractors.

Visa SpA is a leading Italian manufacturer of Power stations and power generating sets who have signed an agreement to use DEUTZ engines.

DEUTZ made commercial vehicles under the Magirus Deutz brand name but was meged with Fiats Iveco division prior to being sold to Fiat in 1980.

2018 saw Deutz sign a deal to partner with 3 Chinese manufacturers SANY, HORIZON and BEINEI.

2023 will see the first deliveries of engines by DEUTZ to Bergmanns (or Bergmann Maschinebau GmbH and Co. to use their full name) for use in their range of dumper trucks.

The largest manufacturer of mini Cranes in the world, the Japanese company Maeda has fitted a DEUTZ electric motor in its fully electric CC 1485 crawler crane which was unveiled at the Bauma trade fair 2022 and is expected to be in full production by 2023.

Where Are DEUTZ Engines Made?

DEUTZ’s larger engines are manufactured in Mannheim, but they also have other manufacturing plants throughout the world. They have 5 production facilities producing numerous diesel products in the following locations:

  • Cologne, Germany (The HQ)
  • Pendergrass in Georgia USA
  • Ulm, Germany
  • Herschbach, Germany
  • Zafra, Spain

These locations continue to be committed to the long-standing tradition and commitment of DEUTZ, which includes keeping the Engine of Progress marching forward and creating innovative Striking Heads of industry that continue to create the freedom of movement and motorised world that Otto and Langen envisioned more than 150 years ago.

What Is The Meaning Of DEUTZ?

DEUTZ is the name of a borough of central Cologne in Germany where the engine manufacturer DEUTZ originally named N.A. Otto & Cie renamed themselves as Gasmotoren-Fabrik Deutz after they had relocated to the borough on the opposite side of the Rhine River in 1869 after being founded in 1864.

How Do I Identify A DEUTZ Engine?

A DEUTZ engine serial number (sometimes called the Motor No,) is found stamped on the engine block or on a plate or numerous plates depending on the engine model. DEUTZ serial numbers are usually made up of six to eight numbers.

Here’s a handy PDF showing the locations of serial engine numbers on DEUTZ models.

Do Fendt Use DEUTZ Engines?

In 2021, the agricultural giant AGCO has announced that it signed a deal with DEUTZ to supply engines for its Fendt tractors that according to AGCO is a ‘new, long term strategic partnership that establishes supply, security, predictability and reliability for both companies and their customers.’ Cologne built DEUTZ diesel engines are used in Fendt Vario tractors from 130hp to 396hp.

How Old Is DEUTZ?

DEUTZ AG was founded in March 1864 as N.A Otto & Cie and were renamed Gasmotoren-Fabrik DEUTZ (the “DEUTZ Gas Engine Manufacturing Company”) after they relocated to DEUTZ from Cologne in 1869. They are the oldest manufacturer of engines in the world today!

Founder Nicolaus Otto is the inventor of the engine that’s found in most road vehicles today, the four-stroke internal combustion engine. DEUTZ are one of the most innovative internal combustion engine manufacturers of all time.

Does DEUTZ Still Make Air-Cooled Engines?

DEUTZ now produces air-cooled, liquid-cooled, and oil-cooled diesel engines across the globe through their network of distributors.

Throughout their history DEUTZ has made well over 4,000,000 air-cooled engines and shall continue to do so where environmental regulations on emissions permit.