Nicolaus August Otto, inventor of the four-stroke internal combustion engine, and Eugen Langen establish N.A. Otto & Cie., the world’s first engine factory, later known as Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz.
The Company changes name to Gasmotorenfabrik DEUTZ.
The first DEUTZ tractor with a 26 hp petrol engine is built by the DEUTZ subsidiary in Philadelphia, USA
The Company changes name to Motorenfabrik DEUTZ.
The first DEUTZ MTH 222 tractor with a 14 hp diesel engine is built.
The MTZ range, which makes DEUTZ a leader on the German market, is launched.
Motorenfabrik DEUTZ mergers with Humboldt-DEUTZ Motoren.
The “people’s tractor”, the F1 M414, with a single-cylinder 11 hp engine, comes into being – the first mini-tractor worldwide to be mass-produced, and is decisive in promoting the mechanisation of small farms.
Klöckner is acquired and the company is renamed KHD (Klöckner – Humboldt – Deutz) one of Germany’s largest groups, covering all sectors of the engine industry: cars, lorries, trains, ships, aircraft and tractors.
The first DEUTZ tractor with an air-cooled diesel engine is produced. The F1 L514 and F2 L514 models are launched.
100,000 tractors are manufactured.
Operations with Fahr, a manufacturer of agricultural equipment since the previous century begin, through a minority shareholding in KHD.
Hydraulic lifting adjustment for DEUTZ tractors, the DEUTZ – TRANSFERMATIC system is introduced
DEUTZ series 06 tractors are launched, and become the most successful tractors ever built, with over 380,000 sold.
The majority holding in FAHR is acquired.
The factory for agricultural machinery Kodel & Bohm, founded in 1909 at Lauingen, is acquired.
The INTRAC series, the multi-functional tractor with multiple auto-hitch attachments for equipment with and a cab, rear linkage and front power take off is produced for civil and industrial use.
DEUTZ-DX tractors are launched on the market: a new generation of tractors, featuring synchronised gears, a forced lubrication system, four-wheel drive as standard, cabs with elastic suspension, and from 80 to 200 horsepower.
The DEUTZ-FAHR brand is introduced on tractors and combine harvesters.
The DX3 tractors are introduced on the market: from 46 to 75 HP.
The AGROSTAR 88-143 hp tractors are launched.
On 20th November, the one millionth KHD tractor is produced: the AGRO X-TRA 4.57, with full visibility cab.
AGROSTAR 6.71, 6.81 and 8.31 models, 165-230 hp, with ELECTRONIC POWERSHIFT transmissions are produced by the Same+Lamborghini+Hürlimann Group.
The DEUTZ-FAHR brand is acquired by the SLH Group.
The first Agrotron tractor series is launched.
The Agrotron TTV series, the new generation of CVT transmission, zero power loss engine tractors are, produced.
The 7250 TTV Agrotron Deutz model wins the “Tractor of the Year” award as the best tractor on the market; it also wins the Golden Tractor for Design (Giugiaro) Award and Red Dot Design Award for its functionality, aesthetics and ergonomics.
DEUTZ-FAHR 6 Series and MaxiVision Cab win the “German Design Award 2014”.
The 9 series is launched and the 9340 TTV wins the “Golden Tractor for the Design” 2015.
The 6 series is improved with the full robotized transmission RCshift, the automatic management of all transmission speeds.
DEUTZ-FAHR LAND, the most modern tractor factory, and the DEUTZ-FAHR ARENA, the new customer centre are opened in Lauingen, Bavaria, in May.