Deutz AG and agricultural machinery manufacturer SDF-share a long common history and have enjoyed a long-term business partnership that started at the end of the 1980s. The on-going successful partnership has led both companies to renew their collaboration with a long-term supply agreement. This not only includes the supply of engines, but also focuses on enlarging the service business between both companies.
The supply agreement includes engines in both the sub-4.0 litre as well as larger sizes. In addition to the supply of Deutz TCD 4.1-litre, 6.1-litre and 7.8-litre engines, SDF will also be introducing a complete new tractor range equipped with the EU Stage V compliant Deutz TCD 3.6 engine in 2021. On the service side, there are new business opportunities, including the availability of the Xchange remanufactured engines and parts programme.
“We’re very pleased that the long-term supply agreement will help us to further strengthen and expand our partnership with SDF,” Deutz AG board member for sales, service and marketing, Michael Wellenzohn, said. “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.”
The co-operation between SDF and Deutz is based on a long and trustful relationship, aiming to offer its customers the best solutions both in terms of performance and reliability. SDF has identified Deutz as a partner recognised by dealers and customers worldwide. Deutz engines guarantee SDF tractors the best performance coupled with low operating costs as proven with the introduction of increased oil change intervals of the new Deutz-Fahr 8 Series that stands at 1,000 hours.
Another main factor in this collaboration is the perfect fit of the engines with the power train 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 that, together with the best availability of spare parts, ensures maximum machine uptime. Finally, the flexible after-treatment system is ready for the EU market and other emissions regulations worldwide.
“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 Stage V emissions regulation,” SDF chief executive Lodovico Bussolati said. “The high standards of quality and reliability, and the low operating costs of Deutz engines in combination our products, give our customers the opportunity to maximise operational efficiency, an essential requirement for the growth of their business.”