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Published: June 17, 2016

IMPCO Technologies Releases New Light Weight Rail Auxiliary Power Unit

IMPCO, a Westport company

IMPCO Light Weight RAPU2174 Rail Diesel APU
IMPCO Light Weight RAPU2174 Rail Diesel APU

Kitchener, ON –IMPCO Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the alternative fuel industry and a division of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., has reaffirmed the release of its new Heavy-Duty/Light Weight Rail Auxiliary Power Unit.

This innovative technology, developed in collaboration with the railroad industry expert Canadian Environmental Technologies ("CET"), was presented in March 2015 at the ASLRRA Show in Orlando. It then launched at the Rail Interchange Show in Minneapolis, in October 2015, where it was received very positively by the market.

IMPCO’s Light Weight Rail Auxiliary Power Unit generates great fuel savings, while guaranteeing engine heating, battery charge and cabin comfort. A Perkins/CAT 3 cylinder diesel engine powers a durable alternator capable of delivering up to 150A of 72V DC current, whilst providing the required heat to keep the locomotive engine warm, even in extreme cold weather.

The advanced control system and software allows safe operation of the unit and protects the locomotive by continuously monitoring the water temperature and state-of-charge of the batteries. The product is designed for minimized weight and footprint, low maintenance, minimum downtime and maximized fuel savings.

IMPCO’s new Auxiliary Power Unit is distributed globally and exclusively by Canadian Environmental Technologies ("CET") for all aftermarket applications.

For Product information:

IMPCO Technologies Canada
100 Hollinger Crescent, Kitchener, ON
T 1-800-667-4275

Canadian Environmental Technologies
1420 Crumlin, London, ON
T 1-800-565-3509

About IMPCO Technologies

IMPCO Technologies Inc., a division of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., develops, manufactures and markets products that enable internal combustion engines to operate on less expensive, cleaner burning fuel which promotes both energy independence and a cleaner environment. IMPCO Technologies provides turn-key solutions for mobile equipment and stationary engines, including industrial forklifts, sweepers, auxiliary power units/generators and construction equipment.  IMPCO is also a world leader in Truck and Rail Idle reduction, a technology that allows Class 8 trucks and diesel locomotives to achieve significant fuel savings while improving comfort for the truck operators and providing heating and electrical services that keep the primary engine ready for use.

Based in the Canada and the USA, IMPCO is a well-established global proprietary brand owned by Westport Fuel Systems Inc. and is one of the most recognized names in the combustion engine alternative fuel systems and component markets. Additionally, ComfortPro is a well-recognized North American Diesel Auxiliary Power Unit ("APUs") brand, known within the trucking industry for its superior performance and quality.

IMPCO offers a comprehensive range of alternative fuel components, and complete alternative fuel systems for both certified and non-certified engines. In addition, IMPCO's APUs and best in class services provides original equipment manufacturers, country distributors and aftermarket installers a rich portfolio of solutions from concept to vehicle integration and assembly. For more information, visit

About Westport Fuel Systems

At Westport Fuel Systems, we are driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. We are a leading supplier of advanced fuel delivery components and systems for clean, low-carbon fuels such as natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane, and hydrogen to the global automotive industry. Our technology delivers the performance and fuel efficiency required by transportation applications and the environmental benefits that address climate change and urban air quality challenges. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with operations in Europe, Asia, North America and South America, we serve our customers in more than 70 countries with leading global transportation brands. At Westport Fuel Systems, we think ahead. For more information, visit

More Information

IMPCO Industrial
(Product Inquiries)

Ben Wray
Director of Sales, Truck and Rail
T +1 714-788-9252

Westport Fuel Systems
(Investor Inquiries)

Shawn Severson
Investor Relations
T 604-718-2046

Westport Fuel Systems
(Industrial & Automotive)

Angelique Berden
Manager, Marketing

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