Huabei Diesel Engine Company obtained the production license of Deutz 413 series air-cooled diesel engine production license. By 1985, 1562 engines were produced.
Huabei Diesel Engine Company obtained the production license of Deutz 513 series air-cooled diesel engine production license.
September: Licence agreement with the Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer NORINCO.
November 26: Licence agreements with the CHINA FAW GROUP CORP. (FAW) over a period of 10 years. The subject matter of the contract is the award of licences for the engines of series 1013, 2012 and 2013 for production and distribution in China.
Huabei Diesel Engine Company signed the TCD12.0/16.0 technology license agreement with Deutz Company, and introduced the high pressure common rail technology, making the 132 series diesel engine technology reach the international advanced level. The continuous upgrading of product technology has made 132 series diesel engines in the military and civilian market, and also laid a foundation for the sustainable development of the enterprise.
December 18: DEUTZ establishes a 50/50 joint venture agreement in China with FAW Jiefang Automotive Co. Ltd. based in Changchun, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the China First Automobile Works Group Corp. (FAW Group) on the establishment of a joint venture for the production and marketing of diesel engines.
Huabei Diesel Engine Company signed TCD12.0 (16.0) technology license agreement with Deutz.
30 September: DEUTZ and SANY sign agreement on future joint venture site with the Chinese city of Changsha.