The Volvo Group and Cologne-based engine supplier DEUTZ have been working closely together for a long time. In 1998, the two companies signed an agreement for the development and supply of four to seven-litre diesel engines. The agreement was concluded with a term of 15 years and is due to end in 2013.
The new supply agreement will come into effect from 1 January 2014. Among other aspects, it sets out the further development of DEUTZ medium duty engines for the European COM IV and US Tier 4 Final exhaust emissions standards. Under the agreement, DEUTZ will remain the sole supplier of 4-8 litre engines for Volvo construction equipment.
DEUTZ will also continue to supply engines that comply with the Euro 3, 4 and 5 emissions stan-dards for current installations on Volvo commercial vehicles.
"Volvo is one of DEUTZ's most important customers", says Dr Helmut Leube, chairman of the Board of Management of DEUTZ AG. "We are proud of our successful cooperation and are delighted that we will continue to work together on a long-term basis."