American Power Group Inc. has entered a distribution agreement with Organizacion Equitel, which is the largest Cummins engine dealer in this South American country, to become its in-country authorized dealer and certified installer. In addition, APG received an evaluation order from Equitel’s Cummins de los Andes to convert three heavy-duty trucks and two cement mixers to operate on APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas® dual fuel system.
The evaluation period is anticipated to be completed during the last calendar quarter of 2014. The end customer, a large global leader in the building materials industry with a presence in more than fifty countries, previously placed an order for 38 APG vehicular conversion systems with APG’s Dominican Republic dealer in June. The exact value of the order and the end customer have not been disclosed for proprietary reasons.
Juan Jose Piedrahita, President of Equitel, commented: “We believe that with their expertise and our experience in the Colombian market we will soon become leaders in turnkey solutions on dual fuel for our automotive customers. We will start a pilot with one of the largest cement companies in the world with a potential of more than 250 vehicles to be transformed in Colombia. We are certain that after succeeding with the pilot test that we are working on today, becoming leaders in our market with this important alliance will become a reality.”
Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, stated: “We look forward to supporting Equitel’s strategic vision of expanding natural gas usage in Colombia where there are approximately 55,000 Class 8 trucks in operation.”
Source: American Power Group Inc.