Deutz AG

Company Profile



Ottostrasse 1, 51149 Cologne-Porz (Eil), Germany

Business Overview

-The Company is a leading manufacturer of drive systems for a variety of applications and markets, including the automotive market.

-The Company’s product portfolio currently extends from diesel and gas engines to hybrid, all-electric, and hydrogen drives.

-The Group consists of two segments: Classic and Green.

  • The Classic segment consists of all activities related to the development, production, distribution, and servicing of diesel and gas engines.
  • The Green segment comprises all activities related to new and alternative drive solutions. This includes hydrogen engines, all-electric and hybrid-electric drives, and mobile rapid charging stations.



Application Segments Application Major Competitors
Automotive Trucks
Rail Vehicles
-Fiat Powertrain


-The Company's shares are listed on the German SDAX (Small-Cap-DAX) (As of Dec 31, 2022)
Ownership % voting rights
Institutional investors 48.6
Individual investors 32.4
Unidentified 19.0
Total 100.0


E-DEUTZ Hybrid/EV Drive Systems

Automotive engines
-Liquid-cooled diesel engines : 4/6 Cylinders, 161-247kW, 220-331hp
-Liquid-cooled diesel engines : 6/8 Cylinders, 330-440kW, 443-590hp

Engine Components
-Rocker arms/rocker arm brackets
-Cylinder heads
-Gear wheels


1864 Established an engine plant as N.A. Otto& Cie.
1872 The engine plant was acquired by Gasmotoren-Fabrik Deutz AG.
1945 Changed its name to Klockner-Humboldt-Deutz AG (KHD)
During 1984 Acquired remaining 50% interest in Deutz MAG SA, France.
Jan. 1984 Acquired Gautschi Electro-Fours SA, Switzerland.
1985 Acquired Motoren-Werke Mannheim AG (MWM).
Dec. 1987 Commenced a major restructuring program. It has introduced a new divisional organization comprised of three divisions: the Engine and Turbine division; the Tractors and Agricultural division; and the Industrial Plant division.
1988 Acquired W. Schmidt-Bretten GmbH, Bretten, a producer of vaporizers and plate-type heat exchangers.
1988 Sold the agricultural machinery business in Gottmadingen, Diesel Engine SA and Foundry Isselburger Huette.
1989 Formed Humboldt Prozessautomation GmbH and GSE Gesellschaft fur Schlamm- und Abwasserentsorgung GmbH. Co. also acquired Humboldt Decanter Inc., Gautschi-Penta Inc. and a 70% interest in KHD Humboldt Wedag Espana S.A.
1989 Sold the tank and truck manufacturing activities of Ad. Struver KG (GmbH & Co.), the casting plant at Deutz Diter S.A., Deutz Argentina S.A. and Deutz-Allis Corporation.
1993 Acquired Zementanlagen- und Maschinenbau GmbH Dessau, now Humboldt Wedag ZAB GmbH, a cement plant and machinery manufacturer.
Apr. 1995 Sold its Tractors & Agricultural Machinery division to the Same Group, Italy.
1997 Present name was adopted on January 1, 1997.
Feb. 1998 Formed a joint venture with Weifang Engine Works to manufacture diesel engines in China.
July 1998 Entered into cooperation arrangements with Volvo. The first series-produced engines for use in gensets were already being shipped at the end of 2000; from 2001 onwards the Company will be equipping Volvo construction machinery, and from 2004 onwards trucks as well.
1999 Consolidated its engine division by the consolidation of MQM into Deutz AG.
2001 Established a joint venture with the Chinese engine manufacturer Weifang Diesel Engine Works. Together with Weifang, the Company is producing and marketing its high-speed water-cooled 226-series diesel engines for the rapidly expanding Chinese market.
Sep. 2002 License agreement with the Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer NORINCO.
Nov. 2002 License agreement with the China FAW Group
Jan. 2004 Cooperation agreement with the Italian SAME Group
Jan. 2005 New Corporation DEUTZ Power Systems & Co. KG (DPS) was founded with headquarters in Mannheim, Germany.
Sep. 2006 Listed on the MDAX.
Dec. 2006 The Company and FAW Jiefang Automotive Co., Ltd., signed a contract to set up a joint venture to manufacture and sell diesel engines. DEUTZ and FAW will each own a 50% stake in the joint venture, which will operate under the name of DEUTZ (Dalian) Engine Co., Ltd. (DEUTZ Dalian).
Jun. 2007 Technical Center opened at the Porz in Koln.
Dec. 2009 The Company, Bosch and Eberspaecher signed an agreement to set up a joint venture in the area of diesel exhaust control technology.
Sep. 2012 AB Volvo increased its shareholding in Deutz to just over 25%. Volvo now has a shareholding of 25% plus one share, making it the largest Deutz shareholder.
Jun. 2015 The Company lays foundation stone for new shaft centre at head-office site in Germany.
Oct. 2015 The Company and AB Volvo decide to wind up joint venture in China.
Oct. 2019 Purchased Futavis GmbH, a development service provider of battery management hardware and software.
Oct. 2020 Announced that it has officially put a new assembly line into operation at the Cologne site.

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