Nicolaus August Otto / Eugen Langen
1864

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.


1876

The Company changes name to Gasmotorenfabrik DEUTZ.


1894

The first DEUTZ tractor with a 26 hp petrol engine is built by the DEUTZ subsidiary in Philadelphia, USA


1921

The Company changes name to Motorenfabrik DEUTZ.


1927

The first DEUTZ MTH 222 tractor with a 14 hp diesel engine is built.


1929

The MTZ range, which makes DEUTZ a leader on the German market, is launched.


1930

Motorenfabrik DEUTZ mergers with Humboldt-DEUTZ Motoren.


1936

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.


1937

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.


1949

The first DEUTZ tractor with an air-cooled diesel engine is produced. The F1 L514 and F2 L514 models are launched.


1955

100,000 tractors are manufactured.


1961

Operations with Fahr, a manufacturer of agricultural equipment since the previous century begin, through a minority shareholding in KHD.


1962

Hydraulic lifting adjustment for DEUTZ tractors, the DEUTZ – TRANSFERMATIC system is introduced


1968

DEUTZ series 06 tractors are launched, and become the most successful tractors ever built, with over 380,000 sold.


1968

The majority holding in FAHR is acquired.


1970

The factory for agricultural machinery Kodel & Bohm, founded in 1909 at Lauingen, is acquired.


1972

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.


1978

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.


1982

The DEUTZ-FAHR brand is introduced on tractors and combine harvesters.


1984

The DX3 tractors are introduced on the market: from 46 to 75 HP.


1990

The AGROSTAR 88-143 hp tractors are launched.


1992

On 20th November, the one millionth KHD tractor is produced: the AGRO X-TRA 4.57, with full visibility cab.


1993

AGROSTAR 6.71, 6.81 and 8.31 models, 165-230 hp, with ELECTRONIC POWERSHIFT transmissions are produced by the Same+Lamborghini+Hürlimann Group.


1995

The DEUTZ-FAHR brand is acquired by the SLH Group.


1995

The first Agrotron tractor series is launched.


2001

The Agrotron TTV series, the new generation of CVT transmission, zero power loss engine tractors are, produced.


2012

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.


2013

DEUTZ-FAHR 6 Series and MaxiVision Cab win the “German Design Award 2014”.


2014

The 9 series is launched and the 9340 TTV wins the “Golden Tractor for the Design” 2015.


2016

The 6 series is improved with the full robotized transmission RCshift, the automatic management of all transmission speeds.


2017

DEUTZ-FAHR LAND, the most modern tractor factory, and the DEUTZ-FAHR ARENA, the new customer centre are opened in Lauingen, Bavaria, in May.