Agility Fuel Solutions, a global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and Advantek Fuel Systems, a provider of natural gas solutions to Indian automotive OEMs, recently entered into a strategic alliance to provide CNG products and services to the Indian CV market. The relationship is part of Agility’s launch into India with a turnkey approach that includes design, manufacture, testing and aftermarket support, with the requisite local certifications and homologation.
The companies will work together to supply the Indian market with a range of natural gas vehicle solutions, including CNG storage systems for buses and trucks based on Agility’s Type 4 composite CNG cylinders. The two companies together also have the capability to develop and certify natural gas engines for commercial vehicles and to provide vehicle integration and engineering support, installation of natural gas engines and fuel systems, and after-sales service and support.
“This partnership will bring great technology advantages to the Indian market, and will help make CNG the fuel of choice for commercial vehicles,” said Vishal Singhal, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Advantek. “We are excited to bring Agility’s market-tested, high-performance, and cost-effective technology to India and to open up more of the transport market to CNG.”
“We are pleased to partner with Advantek,” said Eric Bippus, Agility’s Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing. “Advantek’s longstanding relationships with bus and truck manufacturers and engineering, integration and support capabilities will be key in driving further adoption of CNG in the bus and truck markets.”
Agility, an NGV Global member, has been manufacturing and servicing safe and reliable clean fuel solutions for commercial vehicle fleets and OEMs for more than 20 years, logging billions of miles on the road per year. The company offers solutions for a variety of vehicle types, including Class 8 trucks, refuse trucks, transit buses, school buses, concrete mixers, and delivery trucks.
Advantek Fuel Systems is dedicated to the development, integration, and supply of advanced high-performance alternate fuel systems for transportation and industrial applications, including compressed and liquefied natural gas. Advantek’s customer base includes most of the leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in India. Advantek has one of the largest service networks in India that is making advanced technologies easy to adapt and serve in the field.