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NORCROSS, GA (February 5, 2020) – DEUTZ Corporation announces two recent changes to its North American distributor network.

Hamilton Engine of Portland, Oregon has been acquired by Palmer Johnson Power Systems of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The new company, now known as Hamilton Engine, a Palmer Johnson Company, will now cover not just the state of Oregon, but also the western half of Washington and Alaska. Palmer Johnson has a long history of powertrain component distribution, value-add practices and solid engineering, sales and service capabilities.  Hamilton Engine has been in business for over 65 years, specializing in industrial engines and value-added packages,

Left to Right:
Matt Ditty – Regional Business Manager; DEUTZ Corporation
Larry Cooper – Regional Parts Manager, Western Region; DEUTZ Corporation
Al Gaston – Sales Executive; Hamilton Engine
Andy Telford – General Manager; Hamilton Engine
John Dutcher – Director, Regional Sales; DEUTZ Corporation
Craig Parsons – CEO/Owner; Palmer Johnson
Brad Lyons – President; Hamilton Engine

Smith Power Products, Inc. of Salt Lake City, UT and with locations throughout the Western U.S. is now an authorized DEUTZ distributor for the state of New Mexico. Smith Power Products provides quality semi-truck parts, service and repair with six distribution locations in the Western United States and 24-hour emergency service. The company has a specialty in mining equipment and repowering for performance improvements. 

“We’re pleased to have these companies represent DEUTZ in their respective regions,” said John Dutcher, director of regional sales for DEUTZ. “Both are highly respected organizations with many years of excellent sales and service experience. Our association with them can only serve to further enhance DEUTZ’s presence and reputation in the Western U.S. We wish Hamilton Engine and Smith Power Products the very best as they forge ahead in their new market areas.”

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For more than 150 years, DEUTZ engines have supplied customized, cost-effective power to a broad array of machine types and market segments. The nine millionth DEUTZ engine was produced in 2015.  From its headquarters in Norcross, GA, DEUTZ Corporation, a subsidiary of DEUTZ AG, supports a broad range of engines with capacities up to 620 kW that are used in construction equipment, agricultural machinery, material handling equipment, stationary equipment, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles and other applications. 

The company is committed to providing optimized power solutions from the drawing board to prototype to production release. The organization serves as a sales, service, parts, and application engineering center for the Americas, employing nearly 300 people. DEUTZ Corporation also operates a value-added production facility for some of its key OEM partners, as well as an engine remanufacturing facility in Pendergrass, Georgia. Strategically located DEUTZ Power Centers and Service Centers are designed uniquely support both OEM partners and end users. For more information, visit For more information, visit