Emission Control Solutions

Press Release

17 August 2006

Eminox gets the green light from VERT

Eminox Ltd, a major European designer and manufacturer of exhaust and emission control systems for trucks and buses, has received VERT accreditation of its CRT® and FBC emissions reduction systems, used for commercial vehicle applications.

The approval from VERT (Verminderung der Emissionen von Real-Dieselmotoren im Tunnelbau) is significant as the company looks to capitalise on moves to reduce emissions from commercial vehicles across the globe.

"Approval from VERT only comes after rigorous testing to ensure that products meet high standards of performance and durability," said Director of Marketing, Mr Mike Galey. "Whilst our design, engineering and manufacturing facilities are certified to TS16949, the international automotive standard, we know that customers will value the reassurance of independent verification of system performance."

VERT is a Swiss organisation that has developed methods to evaluate and verify exhaust gas after treatment systems. VERT approvals are sought worldwide as a guarantee of performance and the green light from VERT is particularly important in several South American countries, where it is seen as a pre-requisite to local approval of particulate trap technologies.

This approval will allow Eminox, which is already a market leader in emission control technology, to further expand its business in new markets worldwide.

Eminox CRT® system is available for either retrofit or option fit to major bus and truck manufacturers and is already in use in around 50,000 commercial vehicles worldwide. The system virtually eliminates particulate matter, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emissions.

In addition to receiving VERT approval, the company's FBC (Fuel Borne Catalyst) product has also been successfully type approved to meet EMC standards, guaranteeing it will not interfere with a vehicle's electrical system. Eminox FBC systems use an Octel Octimax? additive to remove up to 90% of particulate matter and can be fitted on a wide range of applications, including smaller heavy duty diesel engines, lighter duty cycles and older vehicles.

"Cities around the world are looking at ways of cleaning up the commercial vehicles that use their streets and Eminox has the products to help buses and trucks meet the new standards of cleanliness required," added Mr Galey. "VERT approval is an important endorsement for our product range as it helps us to capitalise on this growing international market."