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Two Alternative Fuel Powers Align with Canadian NGV Distribution Agreement

Two Alternative Fuel Powers Align with Canadian NGV Distribution Agreement
Two Alternative Fuel Powers Align with Canadian NGV Distribution Agreement

Landi Renzo USA is pleased to announce a Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) product distribution partnership with National Energy Equipment, Canada’s largest energy equipment distributor, for the complete line of Landi Renzo USA CARB and EPA certified alternative fuel Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) systems on various vehicle platforms.

National Energy Equipment designs, distributes and services complete fuel delivery systems and fluid handling systems for use in agriculture, aviation, commercial/retail petroleum, and industrial/bulk plant applications. In the transportation sector of their business, National Energy Equipment is a pioneer in the Canadian automotive conversion business with over 30 years of experience across all Canadian provinces. In recent years they have seen tremendous growth due to a rapid rise in the price of oil and an increased focus on the environment benefits of alternative fuels.

This newly announced distribution agreement allows National Energy equipment to expand their existing product offering to include Landi Renzo USA’s certified CNG portfolio, specifically Landi Renzo’s latest bi-fuel systems available on Ford F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks. The complete product line of CNG systems covered under the distribution agreement includes:

  • Ford E-150, E-250 & E-350 – 5.4L V8 engine
  • Ford F-250 & F-350 – 6.2L V8 engine
  • Ford F-450, F-550 and F-650 – 6.8L V10 engine
  • Isuzu NPR HD – 6.0L V8 engine
  • GM 2500HD and 3500HD Cab Chassis – 6.0L V8 engine
  • GMC Savana & Chevrolet Express Cutaway – 6.0L V8 engine

“With Landi Renzo USA’s announcement surrounding the imminent release of their bi-fuel system for the Ford F-450 and F-550, we’re excited to offer this system, in addition to their bi-fuel system already available on Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks,” said Rene Vandriel, National Director Alternative Fuel Technology, National Energy Equipment. “These two bi-fuel products alone provide tremendous opportunity to our 13 warehouse facilities located across Canada.”

The relationship between National Energy Equipment and Landi Renzo extends back to 2009, when National Energy became the official distributor in Canada for Landi Renzo S.p.A. The addition of the Landi Renzo USA product line is a welcome addition to the depth of offerings already available through National Energy Equipment, continuing the position of the Landi Renzo brand as the number one alternative fuel systems provider in the Canadian market.

About Landi Renzo

Landi Renzo is a world leader in the development, sales and marketing of components and LPG and CNG fuel systems for motor vehicles. Based in Cavriago (Reggio Emilia- Italy) and with more than 60 years’ experience in the sector, Landi Renzo is distinguished by the sustained growth of its revenues and the extent of its international operations, with a presence in over 50 Countries. Exports account for roughly 70% of the Company’s sales. Landi Renzo S.p.A. has been listed in the STAR segment of Borsa Italiana (Italy’s stock exchange) since June 2007. For more information please visit www.landiusa.com or www.landi.it

About National Energy Equipment

National Energy Equipment Inc. is the largest energy equipment distribution company in Canada. Privately owned, the company employs over 425 people and manages roughly 300,000 square feet of warehousing space in every province across Canada.

National Energy’s class leading distribution network, combined with the most sophisticated and advanced technological injection systems using clean energy sources that include LPG and CNG, guarantee the development of sustainable mobility. For more information please visit www.nee.ca or contact your local National Energy branch.

Landi Renzo Goes to Work at the 2013 Work Truck Show

Landi Renzo was certainly active at the NTEA Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit in Indianapolis this past week with systems seen on a Ford E-350 van at Leggett & Platt’s Booth, on a strip chassis with GM engine by Green Alternative Systems on the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp display, and on a Ford F-550 converted by World CNG at Caseco Manufacturing. If that wasn’t enough, a F-250 bi-fuel pick up was available to test drive at the Green Truck ride & drive. Read more about the event at ShowTimes Daily or Fleets & Fuels.

Bi-Fuel Compressed Natural Gas System Coming to Ford F-450 and F-550

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Landi Renzo USA, a Ford Motor Company Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) and subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA, is pleased to announce the addition of their bi-fuel system for the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks with the 6.8L engine as part of the company’s lineup of natural gas vehicles available in 2013.

Landi Renzo’s compressed natural gas (CNG) systems are already available on several Ford and GM powered vehicles, which currently include dedicated CNG options for the Ford Econoline, F-450, F-550 and F-650 Super Duty trucks, in addition to their bi-fuel system already found on F-250 and F350 trucks.

The 2013 F-450 and F-550 bi-fuel trucks will be available in Q2 for ship-thru by a Landi Renzo preferred (QVM) body company – saving delivery costs by utilizing the Ford transportation system – or through a Landi Renzo authorized installation partner, capable of serving the most custom of applications.

“The widespread adoption of our dedicated CNG and bi-fuel systems, for both Ford and GM based platforms, has translated into increased industry awareness of the durability and reliability of our technology.” says Andrea Landi, President of Landi Renzo USA/Baytech. “As a result, our customers have expressed significant interest in Landi Renzo developing this particular application and we have answered their requests with the impending release of this system.”

Landi Renzo believes that flexibility is the foundation of our distribution model and understands that a single distribution channel is not always the right fit for every utility, shuttle, and delivery company or government fleet. That’s why we provide three unique channels to obtain the product right for you, including our 25,000 sq. ft. QVM installation facility located in the heart of Southern California, in addition to our ship-thru and authorized installation network.

Portfolio Update: Ford F-250/350 Bi-Fuel CNG System

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Landi Renzo USA, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) and subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA, is pleased to announce EPA certification for the 2013 Ford F 250/350 bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) system, adding to its dedicated CNG and bi-fuel product portfolio offering for 2013MY.

Available for order immediately, the EPA Certificate of Conformity includes the Model Year 2013 Landi Renzo USA Bi-Fuel conversion for the Ford F-series Medium Duty Truck – including the F-250 and F-350 2WD/4WD Super Duty pickup variants in multiple cab configurations.

Continuing on with a tradition of quality products available from Landi Renzo, the F-250/350 bi-fuel CNG system has been developed by some of the world’s leading alternative fuel engineers and is available exclusively through Landi Renzo USA’s Ship-thru partnerships and certified installation network.

Additional plans for Landi Renzo USA’s 2013MY Ford product portfolio include the continued development and certification of proven CNG applications for the Ford Econoline and F-450, F-550 and F-650 Super Duty Trucks.

SuperShuttle Expands Alternative Fueled Vehicle Fleet

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SuperShuttle has a long history of providing green transportation in the form of shared ride services to and from 35 airports nationwide.  In addition to providing shared ride services, SuperShuttle has also incorporated alternative fueled vehicles into several of their fleets over the last 10 years.  In 2012, they selected Landi Renzo USA as an additional partner for deployment of CNG equipped vans in the California market. By fueling with CNG, SuperShuttle franchisee owner-operators have a payback around 1.5 years while reducing their consumption of gasoline.

In addition to significant savings in fuel, reduction of C02 emissions over the life of each van are estimated at over 80 metric tons. That’s 80 metric tons of CO2 that is no longer released into the atmosphere, making the skies in the country a lot clearer and the air a lot easier for all of us to breathe. This reduction is accomplished in part by Landi Renzo’s CARB/EPA certified CNG conversion for the Ford Econoline with the 5.4L engine which carries a SULEV (Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) designation. What this means is these SuperShuttle CNG powered vans now produce 50% less NOx and CO emissions than these vehicles did when they rolled off the factory floor.

Despite this conversion occurring after the vehicles final assembly at Ford’s manufacturing plant in Elyria, OH, SuperShuttle is backed with the confidence of knowing that Landi Renzo USA is a designated Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) manufacturer for gaseous fuels. Having a Landi Renzo QVM installed product ensures that the Ford warranty and SuperShuttle’s reputation for reliable service remain intact.

SoCalGas Continues to Add New Natural Gas-Powered Trucks to Customer Service Fleet

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Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is continuing with its pledge to add about 1,000 new natural gas-powered trucks to its fleet over the next five years. The trucks are part of the utility’s “green” fleet replacement program that will have residential energy service technicians driving the message that natural gas is the fuel of choice for the road.

The utility has been purchasing new natural gas-powered trucks from original equipment manufacturers as well as custom-built natural gas vehicles through a collaborative effort with local Southern California companies. Currently, SoCalGas has over 1,000 natural gas vehicles in its fleet.

Last year, the first of 50 custom-built 2011 Chevrolet Silverado trucks were delivered for use in Southern California. Continuing their work with Torrance-based Landi Renzo USA, Pacific Truck Equipment and Rotolo Chevrolet, 54 additional 2012 trucks equipped with Landi Renzo/Baytech California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved compressed natural gas fuel systems will be delivered this year.

Natural gas vehicles are a real transportation solution today,” said Hal D. Snyder, vice president of customer solutions at SoCalGas. “Natural gas is the ideal fuel for transportation because it’s abundant, affordable, clean and produced domestically, and can serve all segments of the transportation industry. As we work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our fleet, we encourage the automakers and after-market companies to produce natural gas vehicles, an effort that will result in significant air quality and cost benefits to customers and the region.”

Independent sources estimate the U.S. supply of natural gas will last more than a century. Compressed natural gas currently costs just over $2 per gasoline gallon equivalent, offering the public significant fuel costs savings. Another major benefit of compressed natural gas as a transportation fuel is reduced tailpipe emissions. When compared to a gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicle, a natural gas vehicle realizes reduced carbon dioxide, or CO2, emissions, reduced nitrogen oxides, or NOx, and carbon monoxide, or CO, emissions, and particulate matter emissions are also reduced.

“SoCalGas’ continued commitment to the use of cleaner, domestically produced, and less expensive fuel here in Southern California, should be applauded” said Andrea Landi, President of Landi Renzo USA. “We are pleased to have been selected for a second year as SoCalGas’ partner in this effort.”

Southern California currently has nearly 300 compressed natural gas fueling stations serving more than 17,000 natural gas-powered vehicles. SoCalGas plans to expand over the next few years all of its 13 company-owned public-access compressed natural gas stations. At its Riverside refueling station, SoCalGas is field testing a new modular compressed natural gas “fueling station in a box” technology that takes 20 percent less space and can be installed faster than traditional facilities with separate components installed on the site, thereby offering the potential to significantly reduce capital cost and construction time.

SoCalGas also is a member of a national collaborative, called “Drive Natural Gas Initiative,” made up of North American natural gas utilities and producers focused on advancing natural gas as a fuel for all sectors of transportation, including cars, trucks, buses, and marine and mining equipment.

Compressed Natural Gas Refueling Stations

SAFE

Landi Renzo S.p.A., through its new company SAFE S.p.A., has announced their entrance into the CNG compressor and fill station component market, under the SAFE brand.

As the world leader in alternative fuel systems, Landi Renzo believes the new business relationship with SAFE, a distinguished leader and developer of innovative products for CNG fill stations since 1975, is a natural fit for both companies.

SAFE has been operating for more than 35 years in the production of compressors for gas processing in a variety of applications. Its core business is within CNG (natural gas refueling stations for vehicles), Oil and Gas (compressors and auxiliary systems for the processing of gas, from extraction to distribution), plants for biomethane, hydrogen and Liquefied Natural Gas processing.

“Landi Renzo USA will take full advantage of this business venture and focus on marketing these new products throughout North America” said Landi Renzo USA President Andrea Landi.

The transaction is part of the Landi Renzo’s strategy which considers the expansion of its current NGV product portfolio and the expertise in the production of CNG stations as a competitive advantage in the alternative fuels market. Landi Renzo also believes that, in terms of an industrial integration strategy, refueling stations have a significant role in the adoption of natural gas vehicles.

CARB Approved Ford 6.8L & GM 6.0L Heavy Duty CNG System

Landi Renzo USA / Baytech, a subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA, is pleased to announce the addition of the 50-State legal CARB approved CNG powered 2012 Ford 6.8L V10 and GM 6.0L V8 Heavy Duty engines.

Available for order immediately, the CARB Executive Orders cover dedicated CNG applications for 14,000 GVWR Heavy Duty vehicles, including the 2012 Ford F-450/550/650 Chassis Cab, F53/F59 Step Van Chassis, Isuzu NPR HD, Freightliner MT45-55 and Workhorse W62 platforms.

The latest Executive Orders add to Landi Renzo / Baytech’s already extensive CARB/EPA certified product portfolio, including the EPA approved bi-fuel/CNG 2012 Ford F-250/350 2WD/4WD pickup variants in multiple bed configurations and the EPA/CARB approved CNG dedicated E-150/250/350 Van.

Continuing on with a tradition of quality for over 50 years, the latest Landi Renzo CNG system has been developed by some of the world’s leading engineers – further solidifying Landi Renzo’s position as the premier global alternative fuels supplier.

Landi Renzo USA was established in Torrance, CA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA.  Landi Renzo USA also owns Baytech Corporation and the associated CNG conversion products for several General Motors platforms.  www.landiusa.com

Landi Renzo S.p.A. is the largest alternative fuel systems supplier in the world and owns approximately 40% of the global market share in CNG and LPG conversion systems. It is traded on the Italian Stock Exchange Star Segment under the ticker symbol LR.

Portfolio Update: Ford 6.8L F450/550/650 CNG System

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Landi Renzo USA / Baytech, a subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA, is pleased to announce the addition of the EPA approved CNG powered 2012 Ford 6.8L V10 engine.

Available for order immediately, the EPA Certificate of Conformity includes dedicated CNG applications for the 2012 Ford F-450/550/650 Chassis Cab and F53/F59 Step Van Chassis.

50-State compliancy (CARB Certification) is anticipated to follow shortly.

The latest EPA certificate adds to the extensive Landi Renzo USA / Baytech product portfolio, which already include the bi-fuel/CNG 2012 Ford F-250/350 2WD/4WD pickup variants in multiple bed configurations. Additional dedicated CNG applications are available for the 2012 Ford E150/250/350 Passenger / Cargo Van and GM 6.0L powertrain for the Isuzu NPR HD, Workhorse W62 and Freightliner MT45-55.

Continuing on with a tradition of quality for over 50 years, the latest Landi Renzo CNG system has been developed by some of the world’s leading engineers, further solidifying Landi Renzo’s position as the premier global alternative fuels supplier.

Landi Renzo USA was established in Torrance, CA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA.  Landi Renzo USA also owns Baytech Corporation and the associated CNG conversion products for several General Motors platforms.  www.landiusa.com

Landi Renzo S.p.A. is the largest alternative fuel systems supplier in the world and owns approximately 40% of the global market share in CNG and LPG conversion systems. It is traded on the Italian Stock Exchange Star Segment under the ticker symbol LR.

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