Engine manufacturer Deutz Corp. has opened its first Power Center in the United States in North Kansas City, where customers can now access development services specific to their individual applications. The U.S. subsidiary of Deutz AG will be  using the Power Center to help equipment manufacturers and end customers to integrate Deutz engines into their particular machines.

The new concept complements the existing Deutz Service Centers and offers not only parts, aftersales and maintenance services but also planning, development and assembly. Customers can also buy new diesel and gas engines or refurbished Deutz Xchange engines in a dedicated sales area in the Power Center.

“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,” said 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.”

The Power Center has 17 employees on hand to provide additional services and technical sales resources to mainly small and medium-sized machinery manufacturers.

“The decision to locate Deutz Power Center Midwest in North Kansas City was a simple one due to its central location in the territorty, as well as its pro-business environment,” said Robert Mann, president and CEO of Deutz Corp.

“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,” said Michael Wellenzohn, member of the Deutz AG board of management.

Deutz has plans to open more Power Centers in the U.S. in regions where there is sufficient demand.