Fond memories of DEUTZ Australia

Roger Wenzel pioneered working remotely decades before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roger, 72, worked for DEUTZ Australia out of Brisbane from 1983 until he retired in 2015, rising from area manager to National Sales Manager. Read more here.

More old DEUTZ engines found

Our campaign to find the oldest DEUTZ engine in Australia and New Zealand has unearthed several old beauties dating back to 1926. In our last edition, we brought you the story of a special DEUTZ engine and our quest to see whether it is the oldest in the region. We’ve now found several more.

Going with the flow is good for business

Nothing beats the peace of mind in reducing risk, which pump specialist Alex Pedemont achieved for a client with a hay pressing plant who needed to be prepared for fire.

Alex, who took over NSI Pumps in Numurkah in 2021, came up with the perfect solution – combining an end suction ISO pump with an air cooled, six-cylinder F6L914 DEUTZ engine.

Driving DEUTZ for 38 years

Ron Tanner used to drive combine harvesters through the streets of Melbourne as a young DEUTZ Australia tractor assembler in the early 1970s.

The popular DEUTZ product was shipped from Germany to Port Melbourne, and Ron drove them to Moorabbin at about 15 kilometres per hour, taking several hours.

Celebrating 70 years of DEUTZ Australia

It was 1952, a big year for many. Queen Elizabeth II was crowned, Sir Robert Menzies was Australian Prime Minister, and DEUTZ Australia was established in Melbourne.

As DEUTZ celebrates its 70th anniversary here, we step back in time to remember our humble beginnings in Richmond, and how the business has created a rich and varied history.

Powering Antarctic Research

DEUTZ generators are helping scientists at the Antarctic Research Centre to uncover the stories buried in the ice and sea floor.

Aussie and DEUTZ – keeping industry pumped

Aussie Pumps is helping the climate change response with some of the best pump packages on the market, boasting air-cooled DEUTZ F4L914 engines.

Trading as Aussie Pumps, DEUTZ OEM Australian Pump Industries produces a compact and reliable 6” inch diesel engine drive Trash Pump for flood emergencies and lots more.

Hard pressed to find better quality

Ground-breaking family business Air Research Compressors has received a boost working with DEUTZ.

The Wagga Wagga operation has built compressor boosters in a range of sizes and outputs for the drilling industry since the mid-1990s and has now used DEUTZ engines to power several models.

Full steam ahead for old engine

This vintage DEUTZ diesel engine helped power Melbourne’s old State Theatre and is starring in a social media campaign to find Australia’s oldest DEUTZ engine.

Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club volunteers saved the 1928 German made four-cylinder vertical two-stroke diesel engine and are keen to restore it.

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park & Aquarium owners Sam and Dana Mitchell and their son Connor, then 19 months.
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park & Aquarium owners Sam and Dana Mitchell and their son Connor, then 19 months.

Powering Australia and NZ for more than three years

Powerful DEUTZ Gensets have provided power solutions in Australia and New Zealand for more than three years – and continue to get better.

The popular generators were adapted for local conditions and continue to improve with features such as solar panels.

They are selling ‘exceptionally well’ and offering peace of mind for many customers.