All Light Duty Are ‘Westport WiNG’ as Consolidation at Dallas Confirmed
Westport has united its bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas fuel system products and body configurations for Ford vehicles under its Westport WiNG Power System brand. “This shift offers customers more products to choose from that meet Westport’s QVM process, quality and standards,” sales and marketing VP Mark Aubry said in a release.
Westport confirms that it has consolidated it upfit operations at the location in Dallas (F&F, January 17), the facility (formerly BAF Technologies) it bought last summer from Clean Energy Fuels (F&F, June 29, 2013).
“The migration of BAF products to the Westport WiNG brand continues to offer customers the advantages of “key-Ready” quality OEM integrated solutions that Westport has become known for and the flexibility of customization with Built-To-Spec products,” states the company release.
‘We Listened to Our Customers’
“The combination of production teams and facilities will streamline Westport’s supply chain, and will allow reduced costs and better efficiency for customers.”
“We listened to our customers, and this offers them a continued OEM integration experience, with an increasingly user-friendly order and delivery process,” Aubry said.
Westport WiNG dedicated CNG fuel current model year offerings include
- Ford F-150/250/350 pickup trucks;
- Ford F-350/450/550/650 chassis cab;
- Ford E-250/350 van;
- Ford E-350HD/E-450 cutaway; and
- Ford F-59 strip chassis.
Westport WiNG bi-fuel current model year offerings include
- Ford F-250/350 pickup trucks;
- Ford F-250/350 bed-delete; and
- Ford F-350 chassis cab.
New products are being evaluated, among them vehicle from Ford’s expanding line of Transit vans.
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