Maxwell Technologies Inc. says it has entered into a one-year agreement with Pana-Pacific to distribute Maxwell's new ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) in North America.
Maxwell says the ESM, which is designed to help fleet operators and their drivers avoid problems associated with starting vehicles in cold weather or when the battery is drained, is now available through all original equipment manufacturer after-market truck dealerships, including Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Mack Trucks, Peterbilt, Volvo and Western Star Trucks.
‘Pana-Pacific has a long history and great reputation as an integrator in the commercial vehicle market, and we're very pleased to be working with them to make our new Engine Start Module widely available to owner operators and fleets,’ says Van Andrews, Maxwell's senior vice president of sales and marketing. ‘Through the agreement, buyers are now able to walk into any heavy-duty truck dealership in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and get the Engine Start Module right off the shelf or order it.’
The ESM is designed for light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications in Class 4 to 8 trucks. It offers reliable, maintenance-free starting for diesel engines up to 15 liters at temperatures from -40 degrees C to 65 degrees C, the company notes.