APC Automotive Technologies Acquires DuraFit Brand And Assets For Its AP Emissions Technologies Division

APC Automotive Technologies Acquires DuraFit Brand And Assets For Its AP Emissions Technologies Division

With the DuraFit brand in hand, AP Emissions Technologies says it will focus on the commercial vehicle aftermarket, targeting vehicle fleets operating Class 7 and 8 diesel powered trucks.

APC Automotive Technologies LLC (APCAutoTech.com) has acquired the complete assets of the DuraFit brand for its AP Emissions Technologies (AP Exhaust) division from Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. (CDTi). DuraFit is a brand of OEM replacement diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs). Doug Wolma, president of AP Emissions, and Hugh Charvat, CEO of APC Automotive Technologies, made the announcement jointly, noting that the overall acquisition encompasses the DuraFit brand, manufacturing and distribution assets, as well as customer and supplier contracts.

“APC continues to make investments where there are opportunities to expand our product offering,” said Charvat, “DuraFit brings a solid brand and developed product line to our AP Emissions business and fits our position as a vertically integrated category leader.”

Wolma added, “The addition of DuraFit to the AP Heavy Duty portfolio of DPFs and DOCs creates a full product line for us that greatly enhances our ability to serve our customers and accelerates our penetration into this market.”

With the DuraFit brand in hand, AP Emissions Technologies says it will focus on the commercial vehicle aftermarket, targeting vehicle fleets operating Class 7 and 8 diesel powered trucks.

DuraFit replacement DPFs and DOCs are EPA-certified, exact-fit, OEM-equivalent replacements for heavy-duty diesel applications. Because they are newly manufactured and offered at competitive aftermarket pricing, they provide an economic advantage over new OES DPFs and offer a superior alternative to “cleaned” units, which are typically used by fleets to avoid the high cost of OES units. Cleaned units tend to deliver reduced performance and have a finite substrate life.

AP Emissions is a fully integrated emissions management company for the automotive aftermarket and has historically developed its own catalyst technology as well as the hardware for applications of these systems. Moving into the heavy vehicle side of aftermarket emission controls is a natural evolution for the company’s proven capabilities.

AP Emissions has been in the heavy-duty vehicle aftermarket with its own brand of DPFs and DOCs, which will be superseded by the DuraFit brand. DuraFit components will continue to be made available through its current distribution channels in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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