DEUTZ DIESELPOWER (DDP) was formed in 1981 to handle the South African manufacture and marketing of DEUTZ diesel engines. At that time, apart from ADE (Atlantis Diesel Engines), it was the only diesel engine supplier to be granted a Government-approved manufacturing programmed license for industrial and tractor diesel engines in Southern Africa.
Being positioned in the private sector, DEUTZ DIESELPOWER subscribes to the principle of free enterprise and open competition and is able to offer its products and services in the most competitive and efficient manner for the long-term benefit of its wide spectrum of customers.
In 1982 a consortium led by the then, Managing Director of Hudaco Industries (Pty) Ltd (H.I.L.) acquired the entire shareholding of H.I.L. from the Blue Circle Group with DEUTZ AG retaining its 30% interest in DEUTZ DIESELPOWER, confirming its commitment to DEUTZ in South Africa and certain key Anglophone African countries.
In 1996 KHD (Klockner-Humboldt DEUTZ) changed its name to DEUTZ AG, exactly as it was 100 years ago. In 1999 the Pietermaritzburg factory closed down, and from this point on all engines where imported as fully assembled units from the two main factories in Germany- Portz and Ulm.
DEUTZ DIESELPOWER is the sole distributor for Sales, Support and Service for all DEUTZ engines in South Africa and certain Anglophone African Countries