Alfdex wins deal with Chinese truck-maker
By Ian Cameron03 June 2021
China-6 emission legislation drives new engine program
Alfdex AB, a 50/50 joint venture between Alfa Laval and Concentric, has won, in collaboration with a partner, a contract to supply crankcase gas separators for a new engine platform with a major domestic truck manufacturer in China.
The launch of this engine program is driven by China 6 emission legislation for heavy-duty trucks that will be implemented on 1 July 2021. Production will start in 2021 and sales revenues from this new contract are estimated to be worth more than MSEK 150 over the next five years.
The Chinese air quality plan covers many emission sources, where heavy-duty trucks is one important subset. The China 6 regulation will be generally effective in China 1 July 2021 and this is expected to result in the replacement of five million heavy-duty trucks, said Concentric.
The company claimed that the Alfdex separator is the most widely used solution for active cleaning of crankcase gases in truck engines. It launched in 2004 and has been selected by many truck manufactures in North America and Europe.
Alfdex already manufactures crankcase gas separators in China supplying several OEMs, including Weichai, which is the largest engine manufacturer in China and owns subsidiaries that also manufacture heavy-duty trucks.
“This represents another significant breakthrough into the China medium and heavy-duty truck market,” says David Woolley, president and chief executive officer of Concentric. “The Alfdex oil mist separator continues to be one of the leading technologies used to meet the world’s most exacting emissions standards. The new China-6 legislation creates an opportunity for our sustainable technology to contribute to the environmental transformation in China.”