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Delphi injector deal drives higher volumes for Westport


April 12, 2010
by PLANT STAFF

A Westport high-pressure direct injection (HPDI) injector for heavy-duty engines.

Photo: Westport Innovations

VANCOUVER: Westport Innovations Inc. has attained high-volume scale production capability in a deal to supply its proprietary HD fuel injectors to Delphi Automotive Systems LLC, one of the world’s largest diesel injector manufacturers.

Westport, a Vancouver-based developer and manufacturer of alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, said production is to begin in the second half of the year.

Its technology allows truck engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen and biofuels such as landfill gas.

“Delphi provides the production scale-up capability that gives us a major boost in matching the industry’s growth,” said Brad Douville, Westport’s vice-president of the engine fuel systems business, in a release. “The secure, scalable supply of our specialized injectors will allow us to reach economies-of-scale in production and costs required by our heavy duty engine OEM customers.”

No financial details were provided.

Delphi is a global supplier of electronics and technologies for transportation vehicles.