Stanadyne Opens Center of Excellence to Meet Global Demand for Emissions Reducing Fuel Pumps
Stanadyne, a fuel system manufacturer based in Windsor, Connecticut, today announced the opening of a Center of Excellence for its diesel common rail technology in Suzhou, China. The 12,000 sq. ft. facility represents an expansion of Stanadyne’s global engineering capability and will collaborate with the company’s other engineering centers in Chennai, India and in Windsor. The new facility’s immediate focus will be on new technologies and product development for diesel fuel systems to meet emission regulation changes in 2019. Future research and development will also include gasoline direct injection systems for the Asian markets.
Stanadyne Executive Chairman of the Board Robert Isaman, CEO David Galuska, President and CTO Dr. John Pinson and Vice President Global Sales and Marketing Jacquie Boyer attended the opening ceremony with Stanadyne’s Far East Managing Director Michael Zhu, who will be overseeing the Center of Excellence.
“The dedicated diesel common rail system engineering facility in China provides Stanadyne with a strategically important footprint in the rapidly developing Asia markets,” says Dr. Pinson. “The additional resources and test capacity will help Stanadyne be responsive to the rapidly evolving needs of our customers in Asia and globally.”
“Stanadyne is committed to supporting customers in the regions they operate and to localizing critical resources to support customer programs,” says Galuska. “Our investment in advancing the technology of fuel injection equipment solutions will enable us to provide innovative, customized and cost-effective diesel common rail solutions.”
According to Boyer, with Asian governments implementing more stringent regulations in 2019-2021 to reduce emissions, Stanadyne is expecting a large number of Asian OEMs to turn to them as a transition partner to meet those goals.
The Center of Excellence will augment the company’s current manufacturing and engineering facilities located in Changshu, China, where Stanadyne already produces common rail pumps for global OEMs. The facility will also be used to develop new diesel common rail technology for Stanadyne’s recently announced alliance with China-based fuel injector manufacturer BYC. The alliance will combine the best technology and capabilities from both companies, creating complete diesel common rail fuel systems that are ready for implementation by OEMs.