Automotive OEM supplier Venchurs has announced the launch of Venchurs Vehicle Systems, its new division and build center located in Adrian, Mich. Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a Ford QVM, unveiled its new CNG dedicated and bifuel conversions for Ford light trucks at the Green Fleet conference in Grapevine, Texas.
“The Venchurs team welcomes the opportunity to bring our OE industry expertise and resources to this very important emerging market,” says Jeff Wyatt, Venchurs chief executive officer. “Our technology is impressive. Our company and team are even more so. We have achieved our success based on service, service and more service. We have been doing this right for a long time, and we understand that fleets need performance from their trucks and their vehicle upfitters.”
VVS says it has partnered with Michelin and is working with several national parks to build CNG-powered search-and-rescue Ford F-250 four-wheel drive extreme-duty trucks to demonstrate the viability of CNG for park fleet use and to showcase VVS technology in the harshest of conditions. The truck will be designed, engineered and equipped as a “hardened” vehicle to operate in the harshest California desert environments to the frozen extremes of the Rockies in the role of search and rescue, law enforcement, avalanche control and environmental education and research.
Each CNG conversion will be performed at Venchurs’ 135,000-square-foot conversion facility in Adrian. Venchurs says the converted Ford vehicles will maintain their original warranty.