With record sales in 2011
Luxfer strengthens its worldwide presence
The manufacturer of lightweight, fuel-efficient carbon composite cylinders and systems for containment of CNG is currently providing efficient gas-transportation solutions to a growing number of bus and truck original equipment manufacturers, vehicle converters and gas companies in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Moreover, it will exhibit its technology at the Busworld International Trade Fair in Istanbul, Turkey, in April.
Luxfer Gas Cylinders’ commitment to alternative fuel market resulted in record sales in 2011, which followed the recent relocation of its aluminum liner and composite cylinder production facility to a state-of-the-art manufacturing complex in Riverside, California USA. It features a highly efficient, vertically integrated alternative fuel cylinder production line, including advanced heat-treatment technology.
In addition, the company has opened Luxfer Italy, a new, fully equipped facility to build alternative fuel systems for CNG stored in Luxfer carbon composite cylinders. “This significant investment shows that we are taking our commitment to the environment very seriously, which is very much in synchronization with the aims and actions of our customers as they reduce CO2 emissions by adopting clean natural gas vehicles,” said Mark Lawday, Luxfer Alternative Fuel Market Manager. The plant is currently producing a series of gas-storage systems to be mounted on roofs of CNG/electric hybrid buses in Madrid, Spain.
Luxfer has been also working closely with the Hardstaff Group to launch Dual Fuel trucks in France and Italy. Hardstaff has converted Optare Solo buses in Lincolnshire, England, using roof-mounted Luxfer carbon composite cylinders (photo). The fleet runs on biomethane and diesel, and provides up to a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions.
Source: Luxfer Gas Cylinders