Stanadyne’s 2P DCR Fuel Pump Selected as a 2023 Automotive News PACE Awards Finalists

The two-piston diesel common rail fuel pump was selected from a record number of highly competitive applications this year

 Jacksonville, North Carolina – August 17, 2023 – Stanadyne’s two-piston diesel common rail fuel pump (2P DCR) innovation has been selected as one of the 34 finalists for the 2023 Automotive News PACE Awards by an independent panel of program judges. The awards program, now in its 29th year, recognizes automotive suppliers for technological innovations in product or process that have reached the commercial market.

“It is an honor to have our 2P DCR fuel pump product selected as a finalist from such a broad and deep field of competition this year,” said Stanadyne Managing Director, the Americas, Jeff Blake.

The company’s innovative, high-pressure DCR pump offers a competitive edge with its unique and robust patented eccentric drive pumping operation. Designed for unmatched durability against low-lubricity fuels and demanding service life, the Stanadyne 2P DCR fuel pump delivers power and performance with best-in-class packaging. Its low warranty rate, high-pressure and high-flow capabilities, ultra-fast response times, and compliance with the most stringent emissions standards, makes it a robust solution for original equipment manufacturers, as well as for the aftermarket.

The pump features a compact and modular design for easy integration and has a quiet sound signature due to its smooth drive technology. Its low part count makes it easy to build and its biofuel and low-lubricity fuel compatibility make it ready for the renewable fuels revolution currently under way for commercial, heavy-duty, and off-highway vehicles.

“The internal combustion engine is an integral part of our low-carbon future,” said Blake. “On our journey to an electrified future, engine innovations such as our 2P DCR pump will deliver cost-effective decarbonization gains by addressing hard-to-electrify applications, enabling alternative fuel use across a wider range of vehicles and markets.”

PACE judges will review the finalists representing 28 automotive companies in 11 countries and award winners will be announced at a ceremony next year. In the meantime, Stanadyne will be displaying the 2P DCR fuel pump at its Automobili-D vehicle pod during the 2023 Detroit Auto Show’s Technology Days being held September 13-14 at Huntington Place in downtown Detroit. The aftermarket version of the 2P-DCR fuel pump is now available through S&S Diesel Motorsport as a drop-in replacement solution for the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke engine.

About Stanadyne

Stanadyne designs, manufactures, and remanufactures fuel delivery systems and components for gasoline and diesel engines, as well as low-carbon alternative fuels. Founded in 1873, the company specializes in pioneering technology for engines that move our world and remanufactured components that help keep them operating efficiently. The company provides customers with customized design, engineering, and manufacturing solutions from its United States, China, Italy, India, and United Arab Emirates locations in partnership with its global aftermarket service dealers and distributor network. For more information, visit

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