ACT Expo 2018

Agility Is Branching to Propane Autogas

May 5, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Companies, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Forms a New Business Unit: Powertrain Systems

Agility Fuel Solutions came to ACT Expo 2017 this week as a revamped company, having merged last year with the automotive operation of Type IV CNG cylinder manufacturer Hexagon Lincoln. Now it’s making another big move, establishing a new Powertrain Systems unit to help supply equipment for propane autogas vehicles.

Agility Fuel Solutions CEO Kathleen Logocki with Brad Garner, president of the company’s new Powertrain Systems unit for propane autogas, at ACT Expo 2017.

“It’s been a year of growth and change,” says Agility CEO Kathleen Ligocki. “We celebrated a year in operation at our vertically-integrated fuel systems plant in North Carolina, we are leveraging our successful partnerships with McNeilus and Cummins including the recent launch of Blue iQ, and we’ve been strengthening our commercial and customer care organizations to better support our customers.”

“To Make It Easier’

“Agility is dedicated to providing clean fuel solutions to OEMs and fleets,” she says. “While we’ve focused primarily on heavy-duty vehicles in recent years, many of our heavy-duty fleet customers also operate medium-duty vehicles…

“To make it easier for those fleets and communities to move toward clean fuel solutions, we wanted to extend our offerings to include tailored solutions for the medium-duty market.” That meant propane.

‘Good Economic Payback’

“Propane as an alternative fuel fits these applications well with good economic payback,” Ligocki says, noting that “medium duty systems are more integrated with engines and require additional skillsets, so we needed to expand our team to focus on this segment.”

Enter Brad Garner, with propane experience dating from the 1980s, including helping develop the first liquid-injection propane systems, and a stint as COO with Impco (now a unit of Westport Fuel Solutions).

‘A Need for a One-Stop Shop’

“There’s a need for a one-stop shop,” Garner says, including propane powertrain systems. “Agility shared that vision, and we all recognized the advantages of building a powertrain systems capability on the stout platform that Agility has with its financial strength, geographic reach, and ability to provide a single point of contact with OEMs from platform development through the sales cycle including after sales support, training, and service parts.

“In the Powertrain Systems business unit,” Garner says, “we’ll be focused on developing and certifying complete fuel systems for various applications.

“Additionally, we’ll provide Manufacturer of Record support services, and depending on the particular application, and the capabilities of outside partners, we may also provide assembly of fuel systems on engines, and sell complete certified engines.”

ACT Expo 2018 – the next Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo – has been scheduled for April 30-May 3, 2018 – again at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center.

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Agility Powertrain Systems, president Brad Garner, 714-415-8454; [email protected]

Agility Fuel Solutions info, Marc Meyer, 402-470-8440; [email protected];

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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2017 in Long Beach



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