Westport Innovations Inc. has announced that its aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power.
The partnership will initially focus on providing parts for Class 1 to 5 light-duty natural gas vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors. Service and maintenance support will include drive-in service capabilities, technical training and 24/7 telephone support.
Konrad Komuniecki, senior director of global service and aftermarket for Westport, comments, “Westport Parts + Service was created to provide OE-quality parts and service to the aftermarket throughout the lifecycle of the vehicle. Our customers have asked us for choices, increased availability and a one-stop shop experience, and we are excited to respond to this growing need in the industry.”
Diesel Forward Inc., the parent company of Alliant Power, is a large distributor in North America for original equipment manufacturers, including Bosch, Denso and Delphi. Westport says Alliant Power’s network of service-oriented authorized distributors will provide the natural gas aftermarket with easily accessible parts, technical resources and customer support.
“Building on Alliant Power’s extensive distribution business, we see an opportunity to combine Westport’s expertise with our distribution network and infrastructure to offer quality parts and service to the natural gas vehicle industry,” says Bill Rutecki, director of product development of Alliant Power. “We look forward to building relationships with natural gas vehicle service providers as the industry grows.”