FPT Industrial announced a new strategic partnership that allows Klassen Diesel, a distributor of diesel engines for marine and industrial needs, to represent FPT Industrial in Western Canada’s British Columbia and Yukon provinces.
“FPT Industrial is pleased to welcome Klassen Diesel to our distribution network in North America,” said Braden Cammauf, vice president of FPT Industrial Brand North America. “Klassen Diesel’s strength and reputation in diesel engine sales and supporting their customers makes them a great fit for the brand family. They will be able to offer their customers a wider range of engines from 42 to 1,000 horsepower to fulfill their needs.”
Founded in 1965 and based in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, Klassen Diesel has grown from selling fuel-efficient marine engines and generator sets to construction companies, fisheries, forestry, mining, and other companies. In 1966 it moved to its 250,000-square-foot facility in Delta which increased its manufacturing ability and space for the parts department. Klassen’s generators have earned a reputation for being dependable and long-lived while operating economically. Its marine engines power all sorts of vessels, ranging from water taxis at Vancouver, British Columbia’s inner harbor to salmon seiners and tenders in the rugged waters of Alaska, trollers in southeast Alaska, tuna boats off Hawaii, and squidders off California. Klassen’s philosophy is to support products sold, knowing customers cannot afford downtime.
“I am excited for Klassen Diesel to become part of the FPT Industrial family,” said Brent Klassen, president of Klassen Diesel. “With FPT Industrial’s full line of industrial and marine engines, we see great potential for growth in the markets we serve.”
FPT Industrial manufactures more than 500,000 engines globally each year. The brand’s broad lineup of diesel engines features compact designs that offer flexibility with a wide range of options. The brand’s portfolio comprises power generation engines for both unregulated and regulated markets. For the North American market, FPT Industrial provides dedicated solutions with Tier 4 Final no-DPF technology (HI-eSCR system), while global applications are addressed with integrated HI-eSCR2 system compliant with the more stringent EU Stage V regulation and dual-certified for Tier 4 Final. Besides ensuring compliance with the emissions standards, this technology is the result of the brand’s experience of more than 25 years in SCR solutions development.