The investment will enable Westport to deliver high volumes of injectors for multiple OEM applications ranging from trucks to trains.
The solenoid-operated electronic unit injector (EUI) was developed initially by Detroit Diesel in the US. The idea was taken up by Lucas Industries in the UK which developed the system for passenger acr and truck engines. Lucas Diesel Systems built the Stonehouse facility and Volvo was the first company to use the heavy duty EUI for it commercial vehicle diesel engines.
Later Daimler-Benz acquired Detroit Diesel and at much the same time Bosch acquired Diesel Technology, a company set up by Detroit Diesel to make EUIs.