DEUTZ will supply EU Stage V engines to the four major brands of ASKO Group, a primary Turkish construction and agricultural machinery manufacturer. The two companies have signed a long-term strategic partnership. A few days ago, DEUTZ announced another important agreement with agricultural machine manufacturer AGCO for ICE supply in the range of 6.1 and 4.1 liters displacement. In that particular case, the engines will be addressed to some selected Fendt-branded tractors.
DEUTZ and ASKO: the stages of a collaboration
Back to the partnership with ASKO, apparently DEUTZ will use the local presence of ASKO to strengthen its service business in Turkey and throughout Europe.
In a second phase, both parties intend to meet local content regulations by founding a joint venture company in Sakarya, that shall assemble and produce engines by utilizing already available facilities of ASKO Group companies. DEUTZ shall contribute additional investment as well as technology and production know-how.
The EU Stage V engines provided by DEUTZ will power machines belonging to ASKO Group’s four main brands, namely MST, Başak Traktör, Starken and ELS Lift.
We are delighted to have won ASKO, one of the fastest growing companies in our industry in Europe as an important customer. This partnership also strengthens our service business over the long term and provides an opportunity to drive our growth strategy forwardMichael Wellenzohn, DEUTZ Board Member for Sales, Service and Marketing
Looking at electric motors and alternative fuels
«Customer-friendly solutions for buyers, lessees, and operators are extremely important to us at ASKO. DEUTZ is a leader in state-of-the-art EU V emission compliant engine technology and offers us a product range that perfectly matches the needs of our customers. And with the DEUTZ expertise in electric motors, hydrogen engines and the use of alternative fuels, we are well prepared for our future drive train needs as well», stated owner, president, and chairman of ASKO Group, Sami Konukoğlu.