Stanadyne, a global leader in the design and manufacture of diesel and gasoline fuel systems, announced today that it aims to introduce its latest technology in next-generation diesel fuel injection equipment to India in time for the introduction of low-sulfur fuel. The company aims to strengthen its market presence in India and will produce these next-generation diesel fuel injection systems at its Chennai plant, requiring an investment of approximately Rs. 100 Crores over the next few years.
Today’s diesel engines are a leading contributor to air pollution in India. Particulate levels have grown 40% in major cities across the country in the past decade creating an urgent need for clean technology. At present, several cities in India have been reported to be amongst the worst air quality cities in the world.
“With evolving requirements to reduce emissions, fresh thinking in fuel injection systems is needed, particularly for engines below 50 HP,” says Stanadyne President and CTO Dr. John Pinson. “These engines, often used in farming, construction and industrial sectors, are responsible for more than 95% of off-road particulate emissions.”
In 2016, Stanadyne will introduce a new fuel injection system for the under 50 HP engine market that will decrease particulate emissions by 50% while providing better fuel economy of up to 8%. For a typical farm application, the fuel savings could translate to up to Rs. 15,000 per year.
The new product is being developed by Stanadyne’s engineering team in India with the Indian sub-continent market in mind. This new product introduction will be a key revenue driver and is projected to double Stanadyne’s sales in India over the next several years.
Stanadyne’s technology and new products is positioned to address the dual concerns of high fuel costs and air quality emissions resulting in better quality of life in India.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. John Pinson, President and CTO, Stanadyne said, “We at Stanadyne invest heavily in new product technology as well as global manufacturing and engineering facilities. India is an important market for Stanadyne and we have developed this innovative fuel injection system that will enable manufacturers to achieve breakthrough efficiency, increased performance and lower emissions.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Chadda, Managing Director, Stanadyne India said, “Our product portfolio for the market has been engineered for the next generation of engines and emission norms. Our facility here has a fully integrated engineering and technology team responsible for the design, development, testing and manufacturing of products, so as India looks to raise its emissions norms, we stand ready to work with regulators and manufacturers alike to implement technology that provides significant benefits to the environment and end user.”
Stanadyne systems reduce the cost of ownership, make small engines feel more powerful and lessen engine noise. The company’s strong R&D team has found a way to scale down its already proven pump technology for engines below 50 HP, which will enable a reduction in particulate emissions by 50% while improving engine power and fuel economy.
The Stanadyne facility in Chennai has a fully-integrated engineering and technology team responsible for the design, development, testing and manufacturing of products for India that have been redesigned from the ground up to handle the demanding usage patterns of off-road industrial engines.