DEUTZWorld - Edition 1 - 2018

4 DEUTZ WORLD 1 I 2018 5 NEWS Mobile energy generation – we do it right! Dubai Heads at DEUTZ 55% Under the brand name of DEUTZ POWER SOLUTIONS, DEUTZ presented its latest products in the field of mobile energy generation at Middle East Electricity 2018 in Dubai between 6 and 8 March. The trade fair held at the Dubai World Trade Centre attracts more than 1,500 ex- hibitors from 126 countries. It is the largest industry event for energy generation, transmission and distribution in the Middle East. DEUTZ presented a wide range of complete genset sys- tems with a power output from 13 to 1,250 kVA. The powerful DEUTZ POWER SOLUTIONS (DPS) series comprises both air-cooled and liquid-cooled versions. The standard models are equipped with integrated fuel tanks, detailed monitoring functions, visual displays and more. Additional features can be chosen optionally, including an emergency power supply or an automatic tank-filling system. This ensures that customers always get a customised solution that is ideal for their specific application. “Customer feedback will become an even more influential factor in the development of our products.” “The Asian region has been a focal point of my career for a long time. I will apply this experience to develop the Asian business of DEUTZ as effectively as possible.” “Powerful logistics is indispen- sable for the international manu- facturing and sale of engines. I am committed to delivery sched- ules and efficient processes along the entire DEUTZ value chain.” is the export rate of the indus- trial companies in the economic region of Cologne. This high export activity is thanks to the automotive sector, mechanical construction and the chemical industry, which make up for 80 per cent of foreign trade in the Cologne CCI District. Dr Markus Müller has been appointed man- ager of the new “Product Development & Technical Customer Support” department, which will cover research & development and electrification, and will function as the central technical customer interface. One main rea- son for the merging of development activity is a desire to respond to customer requirements more directly. In future, feedback will be for- warded to the product development team immediately and corresponding changes will be integrated faster. After completing his degree in mechanical engineering, Dr Müller embarked on a very successful career with DEUTZ AG. He has held various positions within the DEUTZ Development department between 2006 and 2016. Most recently, he was a member of the executive committee of a medium-sized automotive supplier and responsible for the Development, Production and Sales departments. On 1 February 2018, Christian Zürnstein took over the regional management for Asia. After finishing his degree in business adminis- tration, Christian Zürnstein first worked for an auditing firm. He spent more than 15 years in different managerial positions at LEONI AG, where he was responsible for the Asian bu- siness of the “Wiring Systems” segment from 2006 onwards. Christian Zürnstein will be working from Shanghai and report to Michael Wellenzohn, member of the board of DEUTZ AG in the Distribution/Service & Marketing di- vision. On 1 December 2017, Stefan Rittershaus took over the management of two depart- ments, Corporate Logistics and Logistics Cologne for the Cologne/Herschbach plant. Stefan Rittershaus has many years of expe- rience as a managing director and operative plant manager of national and international units in various companies. Convinced: innovative drive systems impress Andreas Pinkwart DEUTZ AG got to welcome a special vi- sitor in early May. Prof. Andreas Pink- wart, Minister for the Economy, Digita- lisation and Energy of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, visited the company to find out about the latest technologies and concepts first hand. The conversa- tion between the Minister, Dr Frank Hiller (Chief Executive Officer of DEUTZ) and Dr Andreas Strecker (DEUTZ Chief Financial Cologne NEWS Officer) focussed on the topics of innovati- on and digitalisation. The DEUTZ management introduced its electrification strategy using its off-highway hybrid demonstrator, which the company had just presented to the public at Intermat in Paris a few days earlier. They explained how the new expertise that DEUTZ gained by acquiring Torqeedo, the specialist for electric drive systems, will power future developments in the off-highway segment, the core business of DEUTZ. Prof. Pinkwart was impressed with the innovative, environ- mentally friendly drive systems developed by DEUTZ. He praised the inventive spirit and strong technological foundation of the company, which has its roots in North Rhi- ne-Westphalia. “DEUTZ was one of the dri- vers of the industrial revolution and among the most successful start-ups of its time. And this time it is one of the pioneers when it comes to digitalisation”, says the Minister. During his visit, the Minister was also shown the various digitalisation concepts that are being developed by DEUTZ. One of them is “DEUTZ Connect”, an app-based soluti- on for mobile engine diagnostics. Professor Pinkwart got to test the concept alongside the service portal and the planned innovati- on centre first hand. The visit of the Minister, who is a sponsor of the organisation “Freun- de der Motorensammlung DEUTZ e. V. (Fri- ends of the DEUTZ engine collection)”, was a great success for DEUTZ. “We are very happy that our electrification solutions and digitalisation concepts appe- aled to Prof. Pinkwart, who has a special professional interest in innovation and digi- talisation. His interest in our company is a great honour”, Dr Frank Hiller commented. Ramona Frick of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Tech- nology (BMWi) and Dr Johannes Bauerdick of the Ministry of Eco- nomics of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia visited DEUTZ AG. They were joined by the CEO of VDMA NRW, Hans- Jürgen Alt. During a guided tour of the assembly facilities, the visitors got to experience the world of DEUTZ products first hand. Afterwards, they learned about the E-DEUTZ strategy in the R&D department. Ramona Frick and her companions were impressed with the diverse product portfolio of DEUTZ AG. They lauded DEUTZ as an excellent example of the strength of local commercial enterprises. BMWi representatives praise the E-DEUTZ strategy Cologne F.l.t.r.: Dr Frank Hiller, Professor Dr Andreas Pinkwart, Dr Andreas Strecker