Emission control system maker Clean Diesel Technologies (CDTi) recently sealed a supply agreement deal with Hino Motors to distribute its DuraFit brand of diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) through Hino’s 300 North American dealerships, with shipments expected to commence this quarter.
“Hino is one of the top medium truck manufacturers in the U.S., and its national network is an excellent fit as we further expand [our] North American distribution footprint,” noted Eric Bippus, CDTi’s executive VP-sales and marketing, in a statement.
Designed and manufactured in North America, CDTi’s DuraFit DPFs and DOCs are aftermarket components constructed to replace original equipment units.
According to market analysis firm Power System Research, North American OEMs have produced an average of 250,000 heavy duty on-road diesel vehicles equipped with DPFs and DOCs each year since 2007 to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exhaust emission mandates.
CDTI said the typical five-year OEM warranty on DPFs and DOCs has expired for many of these vehicles, which are now owned by second or third owner, with DPFs and DOCs expected to be replaced two or three times during the vehicle’s lifetime.
According to a 2012 industry report, the market for medium and heavy duty vehicle after-treatment maintenance and repair is projected to grow to $3 billion by 2017, CDTi said.