Eventful months have passed. As part of the ground-breaking ceremonies at the production site in Changsha, a contract for the construction of a joint high-performance engine assembly plant was signed between China’s largest construction machinery manufacturer SANY and DEUTZ. It was a great event, which was also attended by representatives of the local government of Changsha – after all, the province of Hunan is supporting the joint venture with a mid double-digit million USD amount. A great honor for us, as it illustrates perfectly that China relies on drive technology “Made in Germany”.
In order to score internationally, it takes courage and a pioneering spirit of innovation. The winner of our first Nicolaus August Otto Award was the perfect proof. With Dr. Günther Schuh, we were able to honor a visionary who has made a name for himself as an electric pioneer and who is making a significant contribution to the electrification of drive technology in Germany. In an interview with us, he talks about the development of e-mobility.
We all know that several factors have to be taken into account for proper selection of the right drive system. With the Advanced Configurator, we offer our customers a modular system that focuses on their individual requirements and facilitates quick and flexible reaction to technological developments. This is also important in light of the different requirements of the international markets. Our drive systems with state-of-the-art exhaust gas after-treatment already ensure that our customers are ready for the ongoing emission regulations worldwide – we are ready today for the requirements of tomorrow.
I hope you find this issue of our magazine inspiring.
Dr. Frank Hiller