Navistar Inc. announced Tuesday, Jan. 19, that it has acquired from Holley Performance Products Inc. certain assets including intellectual property rights to some of Holley’s valve technology for diesel engine exhaust-gas recirculation systems. Pure Power Technologies, a Navistar company, will manufacture the advanced EGR valve at its plant in Blythewood, S.C. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“This aligns with our business strategy of controlling our destiny by gaining control of critical component technologies which drive differentiation in today’s modern diesel engines,” says Eric Tech, president of Navistar Engine Group, which will use the EGR valve across its line of MaxxForce brand big bore commercial diesels.
Navistar says the advanced valve technology enables increased EGR system airflow, which helps reduce engine combustion temperatures. Low combustion temperatures are one of the keys to Navistar’s Advanced MaxxForce EGR system for meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 clean-air standards.
“This component allows precise and efficient air management in MaxxForce engines,” says Houman Kashanipour, president of Pure Power Technologies. “As a result, Navistar customers benefit with high performance, high efficiency and low diesel emissions.”