Agility Fuel Systems has announced that it will be opening a 204 000 ft2 production facility in Salisbury, North Carolina.
The facility, expected to commence production later this year, is strategically located north of Charlotte, North Carolina, to be close to current heavy duty truck and bus OEM assembly plants. The facility will have onsite fuelling capability for both CNG and LNG.
The new facility will be the first vertically integrated natural gas fuel system production facility, and will include the following capabilities:
CNG cylinder production
In-house manufacturing of lighter and higher-capacity cylinders.
Equipped with latest production technology to fabricate structures and covers.
All painting will be done on an in-house paint line to guarantee high quality and finish consistent with truck and bus OEM requirements.
Fuel system assembly
The plant is designed for maximum flexibility in assembling different fuel system configurations for a wide range of customers and applications.
Multiple flow-through bays to maximise installation efficiency for a variety of vehicles and system configurations, with fuelling capability onsite for both CNG and LNG.
Barry Engle, Agility's President and CEO, commented: "Our new vertically integrated facility will enable improved logistics, guaranteed cylinder capacity to our customers, the highest standards of quality expected by OEMs, rapid product innovation and speed to market. Agility's investment in this facility demonstrates our deep commitment to the development and adoption of natural gas as a transportation fuel in the heavy duty vehicle industry.”
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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