Westport Parts + Service Partners to Launch New Aftermarket Distribution Channel
Collaboration Strengthens Westport’s One-Stop Shop Approach
Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT / Nasdaq:WPRT), engineering the world's most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, announced today that its aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power. With an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors, Westport Parts + Service creates a single source for natural gas aftermarket service and maintenance parts.
The Westport Parts + Service distribution channel offers customers and fleets a one-stop shop for natural gas vehicle parts—a constantly growing parts catalogue with familiar layouts, helpful kits and common maintenance items, and regional availability of parts stocked on shelves. Class leading service and maintenance support will include drive-in service capabilities, technical training and 24/7 telephone support.
"Westport is a recognized leader working with OEMs to bring natural gas vehicle technologies to the market," says Konrad Komuniecki, Senior Director, Global Service and Aftermarket for Westport. "Westport Parts + Service was created to provide OE quality parts and service to the aftermarket throughout the lifecycle of the vehicle. Our customers have asked us for choices, increased availability and a one-stop shop experience, and we are excited to respond to this growing need in the industry."
Diesel Forward, Inc., the parent company of Alliant Power, is one of the largest distributors in North America for industry leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including Bosch, Denso, and Delphi. Alliant Power brings its recognized brand as well as its proven aftermarket distribution network to the Westport Parts + Service partnership. Alliant Power's network of service-oriented authorized distributors will provide the natural gas aftermarket with easily accessible parts, technical resources, and customer support.
"Building on Alliant Power's extensive distribution business, we see an opportunity to combine Westport's expertise with our distribution network and infrastructure to offer quality parts and service to the natural gas vehicle industry," says Bill Rutecki, Director of Product Development of Alliant Power. "We look forward to building relationships with natural gas vehicle service providers as the industry grows."
Representatives from Westport Parts + Service will be on hand in Alliant Power's booth (#30013) at the AAPEX Expo November 3-6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit aapexshow.com.
Alliant Power is a parts distributor focused on diesel components with a network of 18 central distributors and more than 550 authorized service dealers in USA, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. Our dealers are diesel service professionals and experts in the care & maintenance of diesel-powered vehicles. We serve the out-of-warranty customer by providing high quality products into the aftermarket. For more information, visit alliantpower.com.
Westport, a division of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., engineers the world’s most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles. We work with original equipment manufacturers worldwide from design through to production, creating products to meet the growing demand for vehicle technology that will reduce both emissions and fuel costs. To learn more about our business, visit www.westport.com, subscribe to our RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter @WestportDotCom.
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