Navistar acquires engine components business

Navistar Inc concluded an agreement to acquire certain assets and the membership interests of Continental Diesel Systems US LLC to manufacture key fuel injection components for its MaxxForce diesel engines.

The company also will establish a dedicated research and development facility to support Navistar's diesel power system components. The company, renamed Pure Power Technologies LLC, will further vertically integrate research and development, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities to produce diesel power systems and advanced emissions control systems.

Based in Columbia SC, Pure Power Technologies will operate a research and development center there as well as a manufacturing plant in nearby Blythewood SC. The Columbia and Blythewood facilities are former Continental assets. Further, the acquisition of these Continental facilities by Navistar prevents their closing as previously announced by Continental. Navistar and Continental will be working on a product transition plan between now and January 2009 to assure the needs of both companies are met.

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