The German company Deutz was created by designer Nikolaus Otto and businessman Eugen Longen. At the time of the organization, Otto had already created his internal combustion engine, Longen helped him get a patent and conducted an advertising campaign. Three years later, the model at the Paris exhibition received a gold medal, it was a worthy alternative to bulky and dangerous steam engines.
In 1869, in the suburbs of Cologne, partners launched a motor factory. Otto managed to improve his development, and he proposed to the world the first Deutz four-stroke engine, in which the principle of compression of the fuel-air mixture was used before ignition. Then, together with Robert Bosch, he developed an electric ignition system.
In subsequent years, the production of engines, spare parts and parts for them was led by legendary personalities: Gottlieb Daimler, Wilhelm Maybach, collaborated with the company "motor genius" Rudolf Diesel and the creator of the famous car Ettore Bugatti. Since its birth, Deutz has made a significant contribution to the history of the world engine industry.
In 1949, Deutz production was expanded. The range of motor products was supplemented by agricultural and construction equipment - tractors, trucks and dump trucks equipped with air-cooled diesel engines. In 1975, Iveco bought the automobile production, Deutz retained the production of motors and tractors, noting in 1978 the manufacture of a 4 millionth internal combustion engine.
The agricultural machinery production line was sold by the company to the Italian Same Group in 1995, and Deutz returned to its origins - the production of engines for various purposes, including for power plants.
Today, Deutz employs more than 6,000 employees, of which more than 1,500 are in other countries. The corporation includes 22 factories producing power plants for various purposes, spare parts for them and some consumables. This business activity provides the company with an annual turnover of more than 1.3 billion euros. Sale of engines, their maintenance, warranty and post-warranty repairs are carried out in 130 countries.