The South Carolina Department of Commerce, the Central SC Alliance and Richland County on Monday, Jan. 25, joined Pure Power Technologies, a Navistar company, in celebrating the inauguration of the company’s research and development operation in the Columbia Technical Center. Company representatives and state and local leaders were on hand for the event.
In October, Navistar Inc. announced the finalization of an agreement to acquire certain assets and the membership interests of Continental Diesel Systems U.S. to manufacture key fuel injection components for its MaxxForce diesel engines.
“One of Navistar’s strategic pillars is to achieve a competitive cost structure by controlling our own destiny,” says Eric Tech, president of Navistar Engine Group, based in Warrenville, Ill. “By designing and manufacturing our own fuel system technologies, Pure Power Technologies enables us to do exactly that. With Pure Power Technologies, we not only acquired a cutting-edge technology company, we also gained a skilled work force with the know-how and enthusiasm to take us into the future. We look forward to being part of the South Carolina business community for a long time to come.”
Pure Power Technologies will vertically integrate research and development, engineering and manufacturing capabilities to produce diesel power systems and advanced emissions control systems for commercial and defense markets. Based in Columbia, S.C., Pure Power Technologies will operate a research and development center there, as well as a manufacturing plant in nearby Blythewood, S.C. The Columbia and Blythewood facilities are former Continental assets.