IMPCO Technologies Releases New Light Weight Rail Auxiliary Power Unit

KITCHENER, Ontario, June 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IMPCO Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the alternative fuel industry and a division of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., has reaffirmed the release of its new Heavy Duty/Light Weight Rail Auxiliary Power Unit.

IMPCO Light Weight RAPU2174 Rail Diesel APU

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This innovative technology, developed in collaboration with the railroad industry expert Canadian Environmental Technologies (CET), was presented in March 2015 at the ASLRRA Show in Orlando. It then launched at the Rail Interchange Show in Minneapolis, in October 2015, where it was received very positively by the market.

IMPCO’s Light Weight Rail Auxiliary Power Unit generates great fuel savings, while guaranteeing engine heating, battery charge and cabin comfort. A Perkins/CAT 3 cylinder diesel engine powers a durable alternator capable of delivering up to 150A of 72V DC current, whilst providing the required heat to keep the locomotive engine warm, even in extreme cold weather.

The advanced control system and software allows safe operation of the unit and protects the locomotive by continuously monitoring the water temperature and state-of-charge of the batteries. The product is designed for minimized weight and footprint, low maintenance, minimum downtime and maximized fuel savings.

IMPCO’s new Auxiliary Power Unit is distributed globally and exclusively by Canadian Environmental Technologies (CET) for all aftermarket applications.

For more information, please contact:

IMPCO Technologies Canada, 100 Hollinger Crescent, Kitchener, ON (Canada)
Tel: 1-800-667-4275, email:

Canadian Environmental Technologies (CET), 1420 Crumlin, London, ON (Canada)
Tel: 1-800-565-3509, visit

About IMPCO Technologies

IMPCO Technologies Inc., a division of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., develops, manufactures and markets products that enable internal combustion engines to operate on less expensive, cleaner burning fuel which promotes both energy independence and a cleaner environment. IMPCO Technologies provides turn-key solutions for mobile equipment and stationary engines, including industrial forklifts, sweepers, auxiliary power units/generators and construction equipment. IMPCO is also a world leader in Truck and Rail Idle reduction, a technology that allows Class 8 trucks and diesel locomotives to achieve significant fuel savings while improving comfort for the operators. For more information, visit

About Westport Fuel Systems Inc.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. engineers, manufactures and supplies the world’s most advanced alternative fuel systems and components. More than that, we are fundamentally changing the way the world travels the roads, rails and seas. Our innovative and cost-effective solutions maintain performance while improving efficiency and reducing emissions. Offering a variety of leading brands for transportation and industrial applications, we serve customers in over 70 countries, including some of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets. To learn more about our business, visit

For more information, please contact:

IMPCO Product Inquiries:
Ben Wray
Director of Sales, Truck and Rail
IMPCO Industrial
T: +1 714-788-9252

Investor Inquiries:
Ryder McRitchie
Vice President, Investor Relations
T: +1 604-718-2046

Media Inquiries:
Holly Black
Director, Communications
T: +1 604-718-2011

Source: Westport Fuel Systems Inc.