Generac Power Systems, a manufacturer of standby and portable power generation equipment and Fiat Powertrain Technologies last week announced a strategic partnership. Beginning in 2010, FPT will supply Generac with a wide range of industrial diesel engines for use in gensets with outputs ranging from 60 to 350 kW. The FPT engines are designed to increase productivity and greatly reduce engine operating costs.
FPT engines for power generation are applied worldwide in numerous applications encompassing construction equipment, agriculture and commercial vehicles as well as passenger automobiles. Key attributes include high performance and compactness, combined with low operating costs and minimal environmental impact. The engines require 37-percent less oil and feature 600-hour oil and filter change intervals.
“FPT engines have many superior technology and performance advantages that Generac seeks to utilize in its gensets,” said Allen Gillette, senior vice president, engineering, Generac. “Using FPT engines will enable us to offer our customers superior products and technology. In addition, as FPT products are developed to reduce engine emissions while improving fuel consumption, they will aid Generac in continuing to meet the new exhaust emissions standards required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and providing the most innovative engine technologies on the market today.”
Generac Power Systems is headquartered in Waukesha, Wis. Fiat Powertrain Technologies is the company of the Fiat Group specialized in and dedicated to research, development, production and sale of engines and transmissions for automotive, industrial, marine, power generation and railways applications.