The first DEUTZ Power Center, located in North Kansas City, MO, at 1444 Vernon Street, officially opened for business on Friday, September 16 with a “Blues & Barbecue” event. The event featured a live band, catering by Joe’s Kansas City BBQ, facility tours and an official ribbon cutting.
“Our staff is in place, and we’re looking forward to introducing our suppliers and customers in the Midwest to the new DEUTZ Power Center concept,” says Dennis Romanson, General Manager of DEUTZ Power Center Midwest. “It’s exciting to be able to offer OEMs and equipment end users better proximity to trained DEUTZ technicians and engineers.”
Supported by a staff of 17, DEUTZ Power Center Midwest is the first of its kind, providing dedicated application engineering and technical sales resources closer to smaller and mid-sized machinery manufacturers that utilize DEUTZ products. DEUTZ may choose to open additional Power Centers in other regions of the U.S. if customer and OEM demand dictate.
“The decision to locate DEUTZ Power Center Midwest in North Kansas City was a simple one due to its central location in the territory, as well as its pro-business environment,” says Robert Mann, President and CEO of DEUTZ Corporation. “City officials and the business community at large could not have been more helpful or friendly during the startup process.”
DEUTZ Power Center Midwest was created to provide dedicated DEUTZ products and service support with the additional capability to design, engineer and manufacture DEUTZ-branded power packages. Customers within DEUTZ Power Center Midwest’s designated sales area can also purchase new DEUTZ engines powered by diesel fuel or natural gas, as well as DEUTZ Xchange remanufactured engines. Manufacturers can receive custom, value-added production and assembly services that result in the best possible DEUTZ solution for their engine specification and configuration needs.
“Creating this DEUTZ Power Center was very important to our overall business, because it allows us to work closely with many of the local area manufacturers across the Midwest,” says Michael Wellenzohn, a member of the DEUTZ AG board of management with responsibility for sales, service and marketing. “Our goal is to ensure that their service and product support needs are fully met.”
Two new DEUTZ Service Centers are scheduled to open in the St. Louis and Chicago areas soon. Each service center will have the capability to provide regularly scheduled maintenance, emergency DEUTZ engine service and genuine DEUTZ parts and fluids to customers, dealers and qualified OEM dealers with DEUTZ-powered equipment.