Agility and Freightliner Enter Long-Term Agreement
Agility Fuel Systems will now serve as the sole provider of natural gas fuel systems to Freightliner Trucks. The seven-year agreement will provide custom designed products with the latest features and technological innovations. Agility offers a variety of CNG and LNG solutions in a number of customizable configurations.
Freightliner has worked with Agility Fuel Systems for more than 13 years. Together, the companies have developed factory engineered and installed natural gas solutions that contribute to performance, efficiency and reduced environmental impact.
Agility recently announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Salisbury, North Carolina, which is in close proximity to the Freightliner manufacturing plants in Cleveland and Mt. Holly, North Carolina, where the Freightliner Cascadia 113, M2 112 and 114SD natural gas trucks are produced. Expected to start production in late 2015, it is the industry’s first vertically integrated natural gas fuel system production facility, which will help contribute to shorter lead times.
“We have been collaborating with Freightliner since 2002 and in 2009 we began the industry’s first on-line factory installation of our natural gas fuel systems. We have worked as partners ever since to drive natural gas adoption rates in the heavy duty trucking industry”, stated Barry Engle, Chief Executive Officer of Agility Fuel Systems.