BAF Technologies announced the acquisition of Belleville, Michigan-based ServoTech Engineering, Inc., an auto emissions solutions provider. BAF, the leading U.S. provider of natural gas vehicle systems and conversions, recently produced its 20.000th compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle conversion. BAF is the first CNG converter to be recognized as a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) for gaseous fuels.
BAF President John Bacon said, "ServoTech's long-term relationship with Ford will support BAF in developing calibrations more efficiently going forward. We expect this will enable BAF to have CARB-and EPA-approved vehicles on the road faster than ever."
Dr Hamid Servati, ServoTech's current president, will continue to lead the new BAF subsidiary's operations. As a Ford Qualified Calibration Modifier (QCM), ServoTech has direct access to the Ford engine calibration strategy. Each vehicle converted by BAF is registered through Ford Quality Fleet Care (QFC) for all warranty and service work.
"This makes BAF the only natural gas vehicle QVM with this level of access," Bacon said. "Currently, BAF has nine different engine families that were developed with ServoTech."
In addition, BAF crash tests all of its light-duty vehicle products to achieve FMVSS-303 compliance. It has a network of 65 Ford dealers across the country certified to service the company's CNG conversions.