Shipments for Dedicated-Natural Gas Conversions to Begin this Quarter
Los Angeles-based Omnitek Engineering reports the addition of Chesapeake, Va.-based TFC Recycling as an authorized installation center for its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion systems.
TFC Recycling will purchase diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits for its own fleet, as well as perform engine conversions for customers that utilize TFC’s affiliated fleet maintenance operation, Omnitek said.
Equipment shipments are expected to commence in the current quarter.
‘A Two-Pronged Growth Opportunity’
“The addition of TFC Recycling to our network of North American conversion centers provides a two-pronged growth opportunity, with TFC Recycling being an end-user and also a sales and installation partner in a region with much pent-up demand,” Omnitek president and CEO Werner Funk said in a release.
Hank Brown is director of fleet operations with TFC Recycling.
Omnitek said it is accelerating its conversion center partnerships in the U.S. and Canada since receiving U.S. EPA approval of its technology for Navistar DT466E and DT530E engines – and that it expects additional EPA and California Air Resources Board approvals.
ROI of Less than Two Years
Omnitek projects payback on investment in less than two years – “a significant advantage compared with a projected payback-period of five-to-seven years for a new natural gas truck purchase.”
Separately, Jim Cole, who has long experience with Navistar diesel-to-spark ignition engine conversions behind his tenure with Emission Solutions, Inc., has joined Omnitek as vocational sales and product integration for the south central region. He’s based in Dallas.
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Source: Omnitek with Fleets & Fuels follow-up