Wednesday, July 25, 2012

IMPCO Automotive Selected To Provide CNG Conversions In New Isuzu Ship-Through Process






Santa Ana, CA - IMPCO Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. announced today that Isuzu commercial vehicle dealers can now select IMPCO as a ship-through option to more quickly convert or modify gasoline-powered NPR-HD (14,500-lb. GVWR) trucks. As part of the ship-through process, Isuzu trucks built at the Charlotte, Michigan plant will be transported to IMPCO’s OEM Automotive conversion facility in Union City, Indiana for CNG system installation. Upon completion, vehicles will be returned to ICTA for North American distribution. This program will simplify the vehicle modification process for dealers and fleet managers.

“IMPCO is excited to be part of this new process,” said Matthew Beale, Head of IMPCO Operations. “The emission reductions and reduced cost per mile on operations that can be achieved by fleet vehicles is tremendous and IMPCO is proud to offer our services to Isuzu dealers.”

“Isuzu’s new ship-through program will enable Isuzu customers to have IMPCO’s high quality, CNG system installed on the popular Isuzu NPR HD chassis near the vehicle’s assembly plant as a ship-through option ordered from any Isuzu dealership nationwide. This chassis is used in a variety of applications, from box trucks to landscaper bodies; the ship-through program will provide those fleets with the option of using a domestic fuel with minimum delay and complexity to their daily operations,” said Jay Sandler, IMPCO Automotive Director of Sales.

About Fuel Systems Solutions
Fuel Systems Solutions is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of proven, cost-effective alternative fuel components and systems for use in transportation and industrial applications. Fuel Systems’ components and systems control the pressure and flow of gaseous alternative fuels, such as propane and natural gas, used in internal combustion engines. These components and systems feature the Company’s advanced fuel system technologies, which improve efficiency, enhance power output and reduce emissions by electronically sensing and regulating the proper proportion of fuel and air required by the internal combustion engine. In addition to the components and systems, the Company provides engineering and systems integration services to address unique customer requirements for performance, durability and configuration. The Company is composed of two operating subsidiaries: IMPCO Technologies and BRC. IMPCO Technologies is a leader in the heavy duty, industrial, power generation and stationary engines sectors. IMPCO Automotive is IMPCO’s on highway light and medium duty vehicle division serving the North American automotive market. BRC is a leader in the light duty and automobile alternative fuel sectors and has established alliances with several major automobile manufacturers for OEM projects. Additional information is available at www.fuelsystemssolutions.com.

About IMPCO Automotive
IMPCO Automotive, a division of IMPCO Technologies, Inc., is a cost effective, designer, manufacturer, calibrator and installer of innovative bi-fuel and dedicated gaseous fuel systems (CNG/LPG), focused on the North American passenger car, and light and medium duty truck alternative fuels markets. IMPCO Automotive offers a “one-stop shop” for alternative fuels solutions for customers through their North American distributor network and their high volume, OEM conversion center in Union City, Indiana. Additional information is available at www.impcoautomotive.com

About Isuzu
Isuzu Motors Limited is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Since building its first truck in 1918, Isuzu has sold over 26 million trucks worldwide. Among its innovations are the first air-cooled diesel engine in 1936, the first two-ton low-cab-forward truck in 1959, and the first direct-injection diesel engine.

Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., is the distributor of Isuzu commercial vehicles in the United States. Isuzu commercial trucks have been the best-selling low-cab-forward trucks in America every year since 1986. For more information, call (866) 441-9638 or visit www.isuzucv.com.

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