Deutz and SDF sign long-term engine deal
By Ian Cameron03 February 2021
Collaboration also aims to grow service business for both companies
Deutz and agricultural machinery manufacturer SDF said they have renewed their collaboration with a long-term agreement for the supply of engines and plan to grow the service business between both companies.
The supply agreement includes engines in both the sub-4 liter as well as the above-4 liter range.
In addition to the supply of Deutz TCD 4.1, 6.1 and 7.8 engines, Italy’s SDF, best known for its SAME, DEUTZ-FAHR, Lamborghini and Trattori ranges, will also be introducing a complete new tractor range equipped with the EU Stage 5 compliant Deutz TCD 3.6 engine in 2021.
“We are very pleased that the long-term supply agreement will help us to further strengthen and expand our partnership with SDF. The fact that SDF has chosen Deutz as a strategic partner in this cooperation underlines once again the success of our long-standing business relationship,” said Michael Wellenzohn, Deutz board member for Sales, Service and Marketing.
Deutz said that another main factor in the collaboration is the “perfect fit” of the engines with the powertrain concepts of the existing DEUTZ-FAHR 5/6/7/8 and 9 Series as well as a new upcoming series in the mid and high horsepower range. The long-term collaboration between the two companies guarantees a high level of knowledge of these engines by the dealer network which, together with the best availability of spare parts, ensures maximum machine uptime. Finally, the flexible after treatment system ready for EU, EPA and LRC markets ensures SDF higher flexibility for future projects, Deutz reported.
“The proven historical track record together with the investments in new technologies and services convinced us to prolong this long-term partnership for the EU 5 emission regulation,” said Lodovico Bussolati, SDF chief executive officer. “The high standards of quality and reliability and the low operating costs of Deutz engines in combination with the ones of our products, give our customers the opportunity to maximize operational efficiency, an essential requirement for the growth of their business.”
On the service side, Deutz said there are new business opportunities, including the availability of X-change (remanufactured engines and parts). The new collaboration is expected to generate annual sales in the mid double digit million Euro range, said Deutz.