Quality is part of our corporate culture

The DEUTZ name has always been synonymous with high-quality engines. We intend to continue to live up to this reputation.

For this reason, we introduced our zero-error strategy. Our main aim in pursuing this quality assurance programme is to ensure that we always meet our customers’ expectations. The idea is to detect errors before they actually occur. And where errors do occur, we have to learn from them quickly in order not to make the same mistakes again.

In 2016, we developed a concept to implement our quality assurance programme and provided multipliers with the necessary training to run workshops. A large number of employees, from both production and administrative areas, took part in these workshops. Managers and employees were given intensive training on topics such as customer satisfaction, quality of work and the constructive handling of errors during two half-day sessions.

In addition, we conducted a study on quality focus in collaboration with the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL). The objective was to assess the quality focus of employees in middle management. The study showed that the quality culture at DEUTZ was very strong on average in terms of external customer focus. In departments with a well-developed culture of quality, there is greater satisfaction among the employees and they value the quality performance of their team more highly.

Certification attests to high quality standards

Last year, DEUTZ was again certified in accordance with ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 50001 (energy management). In 2016, we successfully completed our second monitoring audit.

The more wide-ranging requirements resulting from the revised ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 standards are currently being integrated into the DEUTZ management system. This is expected to be completed in time for re-certification in 2017.