Hexagon Raufoss, a subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, says it has been awarded a new four-year contract from a ‘leading U.S. passenger car manufacturer’ for the supply of high-pressure composite-based compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders. The company says a confidentiality agreement prevents it from disclosing the OEM.
According to Hexagon Raufoss, the cylinders will be supplied to a production plant in Latin America and ‘will serve as fuel tanks for a popular compact passenger car model running on natural gas.’
‘With a large OEM introducing composite cylinders for the first time to its global vehicle platform in this market, the Latin American NGV market has opened up for Hexagon,’ says director of sales Frank HÃ¤berli.
Hexagon Raufoss currently supplies CNG cylinders for certain Daimler, GM and Subaru models. The company also recently received an order from BRC Sweden to supply cylinders for CNG and biogas conversions on the Ford Focus.
Hexagon Composites is also the parent company of Lincoln Composites, Ragasco and Devold AMT.