Wind Energy Specialist Branches into Natural Gas Vehicle Sector
Safe North America has named Cicero, Ill.-based Broadwind Energy to package and distribute its Italy-manufactured natural gas natural gas compressors.
The pact helps Broadwind branch from the wind energy business and boosts the presence of Safe, a subsidiary of Italy’s Landi Renzo, in the U.S and Canada. Safe earlier this year named natural gas vehicles veteran Mario Pirraglia as president of its new American unit (F&F, April 22).
“We will provide the compressor on a skid. Broadwind is going to package the product,” Pirraglia told F&F.
Broadwind for Service and Support
Broadwind will distribute the Safe compressor too, and according to a Tuesday release “will also become the primary provider of service and technical support in the covered regions.”
“Safe will now be in a position to deliver world class CNG equipment and service in the North American market,” Pirraglia said in the announcement.
Safe and Landi Brings 60 Years’ Experience
“Our goal is to provide the North American CNG market a high quality, cost effective option, our customers’ can expect nothing less. With Broadwind’s fabrication expertise and national service network we are assured of achieving our goal.”
“Safe and their parent company Landi Renzo bring over 60 years of global CNG experience to the North American market, allowing the industry to accelerate technology advancements in natural gas fueling,” said Broadwind president and CEO Peter Duprey.
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Source: Broadwind Energy with Fleets & Fuels follow-up