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Between 23 and 28 April, DEUTZ will be showcasing its innovative drive systems at Intermat 2018, the international construction and infrastructure trade fair which is held every three years in Paris, France.

DEUTZ Torqeedo visualAs part of its E-DEUTZ strategy, DEUTZ will for the first time be exhibiting electrified drive solutions for off-highway applications which can be installed, for example, in construction and material handling equipment. Other highlights include the range of EU Stage V certified engines and the new ‘DEUTZ Connect’ app which enables remote engine diagnosis by smartphone.

The E-DEUTZ strategy represents the company’s next decisive step; it combines its low-emission engines with electric drives. In September 2017, DEUTZ acquired Torqeedo GmbH, the global market leader and system solution specialist for integrated electric and hybrid drives for boats. This acquisition is the catalyst for the electrification of the DEUTZ product range. It will allow DEUTZ to harness Torqeedo’s extensive know-how to benefit future developments in its core off-highway business.

To illustrate this technology transfer, DEUTZ will be displaying in Paris an electrified off-highway drive solution, consisting of a combustion engine and an e-motor, plus power electronics and a battery pack specially designed for this combination. DEUTZ’s solution will use the high-performance ‘BMW i’ lithium-ion technology which is already successfully employed in the automotive sector.

As regards their power output and capacity, each component can be scaled to meet customers’ requirements. “Our E-DEUTZ strategy is designed to make us the market leader for innovative drive systems in the off-highway segment and to steal a march on the competition. Customers will be able to choose whatever is the optimum combination of conventional and electric drive components for their particular applications so as to achieve a considerable reduction in their overall operating costs,” says Dr Frank Hiller, Chairman of the DEUTZ Board of Management.

Meanwhile, DEUTZ will also be presenting two digital products under the slogan ‘Get CONNECTED’. The free ‘DEUTZ Connect’ service app now enables engine diagnosis to be carried out remotely via a smartphone or a tablet. All the relevant engine data and the fault memory can be read out on-site and sent to the dealer with a single click, guaranteeing rapid and precisely targeted servicing procedures. Fleet operators can also use the easy-to-use app to manage their engines and to specify servicing windows, for example. Visitors to the stand at Intermat will be able to put the app to the test on an oversized smartphone.

DEUTZ is also showing its new online service portal (www.deutz-serviceportal.com), another feature of its service provision. Customers anywhere in the world will be able to get in touch with their local service partner to register their engines online and to buy spare parts online 24/7. This platform-based system combines the benefits of the World Wide Web – unlimited availability round the clock – with the strengths offered by an expert local aftersales service. The provision of aftersales support and parts delivery will remain in the hands of the local DEUTZ partner close to the customer. This allows delivery times to be minimised and the most efficient support to be provided.

“The ‘DEUTZ Connect’ app and the new online service portal represent an investment in the digitalisation of our business; at the same time, they provide our customers with highly-capable and convenient service solutions, saving them time and money. Taken together with our extended range of Stage V certified combustion-engine products and our future E-drive portfolio, we are now ideally positioned in the market to contribute actively to the future shape of mobility with our innovative drive systems,” says Michael Wellenzohn, member of the DEUTZ AG Board of Management for Sales / Service and Marketing.

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