DEUTZ and Liebherr expand partnership pact
Companies join forces to design and supply EU Stage V engines for heavy-duty applications
DEUTZ AG and Liebherr Machines Bulle SA have signed and extended their existing cooperation agreement, which will give the former, with immediate effect, the global distribution and service rights for Liebherr diesel engines (200-620kW) used in various applications.
Production of the new engines is planned for 2019, in time for the introduction of the new EU Stage V emissions standard. The four engines will, therefore, be designed to meet the EU Stage V, US Tier 4, China IV and EU Stage IIIA emissions standards and thus meet the future statutory requirements regarding exhaust emissions.
The products added to DEUTZ’s TCD engine range will include: a six-cylinder 13.5-litre engine that produces 450kW and 2,800Nm of torque; and the biggest engine in the line-up – the TCD 18.0 which will deliver 620kW and 3,600Nm of torque.
DEUTZ will market the latest engines under their own brand name and they will be supplied for off-highway, heavy-duty applications.
Gebhard Schwarz, managing director of Liebherr-Component Technologies AG, commented: ‘We are delighted to have further expanded the business relationships between our companies. DEUTZ, with its well-established global distribution network and extensive range of services, will be able to attract new customer groups for our collaboratively produced engines.’
DEUTZ and Liebherr have been working together for many years. A wide variety of Liebherr machines, such as wheeled and tracked excavators, telehandlers and concrete pumps, are currently powered by DEUTZ TCD 3.6, 4.1 and 6.1 series engines. In addition to the cooperation agreement, the supply of DEUTZ engines to Liebherr will be increased.
Dr Frank Hiller, chairman of the DEUTZ AG board of management, said: ‘The new engines, resulting from our collaborative relationship with Liebherr, will supplement our product range perfectly. They allow us to cover additional power outputs and specific applications. Customers also benefit from our integration skills and our after-sales expertise.’