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BAF Technologies Acquires ServoTech

June 13, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Dallas-based BAF Technologies has acquired Belleville, Mich.-based ServoTech Engineering – its longtime supplier of compressed natural gas engine calibration support.

BAF has placed thousands of Ford E-250 vans like this one in San Francisco with AT&T. The acquisition of ServoTech is expected to allow BAF to bring more models to market faster.

“BAF has nine different engine families that were developed with ServoTech,” BAF president John Bacon said in a release.

The Michigan firm’s strong relationship with Ford “will support BAF in developing calibrations more efficiently going forward,” Bacon said. “We expect this will enable BAF to have CARB- and EPA-approved vehicles on the road faster than ever.”

As a Ford Qualified Calibration Modifier (QCM), BAF says, “ServoTech has direct access to the Ford engine calibration strategy. Each vehicle converted by BAF is registered through Ford Quality Fleet Care (QFC) for all warranty and service work.”

“This makes BAF the only natural gas vehicle QVM with this level of access,” Bacon said.

BAF says it was the first in the sector to secure Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier status. BAF crash tests all of its light-duty vehicle products to achieve FMVSS-303 compliance, and has a network of 65 Ford dealers across the country certified to service the company’s CNG conversions.

SEEC I -- ServoTech exhaust emission controller

Since 1987, ServoTech has provided auto emission solutions to the OEM and vehicle retrofit/aftermarket industry, helping manufacturers and vehicle converters comply with emission reduction goals and standards. The company offers research, development and testing services, manufacturing capabilities, software design and development, engine management systems and technical training and education, BAF says.

ServoTech also designs and manufactures emissions control systems for engine test cells, including a NOx controller, catalytic converters, and electronic controls.

ServoTech president Dr. Hamid Servati will continue to lead the new BAF subsidiary.

Separately, BAF named Brad Wagoner as its new sales director.

BAF is a unit of Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE).

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