SOURCE: Willis Power Systems
October 12, 2010 08:00 ET
Willis Power Systems Introduces "Willie™" -- the Most Powerful, Compact APU on the Commercial Truck Market
SPRINGFIELD, MO--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) - Willis Power Systems, Inc. (WPS) today announced the introduction of a compact APU (auxiliary power unit) that has been specifically engineered to allow fleets and owner-operators to meet the complex operating and regulatory environment facing the trucking industry. WPS has begun manufacturing the versatile, lightweight Willie™ APU, which will be initially sold and distributed through its current and expanding dealer network that includes The Larson Group as well as various Rush Truck Centers and Hunter Truck Sales locations.
"We are extremely excited about the Willie™ product and the great benefits it brings to the commercial trucking community," said Keith Wright, WPS Chief Operating Officer. "Only better technology solutions can solve the mounting pressure on engine and truck manufacturers to lower carbon emissions and reduce fuel consumption from idling and do it in a way that is still economical as well as efficient. Willie™ not only does this but also maintains the highest power output of any APU on the market."
The Willie™ APU offers up to 50% more engine power than competitive products and its compact and lightweight design allows for easy installation of a closed-loop cooling (CLC) system versus one that is integrated into the truck's own HVAC system. "In essence," says Wright, "Willie™ provides the power and quality of our Premium APU product but is priced very competitively to meet the needs of the average driver and trucking company. Willie™ gives built-in redundancy to a big rig's critical systems. At the same time, it is designed to be very serviceable and is backed by extraordinary parts availability. All of these advantages make owning a Willie™ a natural extension of the driver's business. "
Willis Power Systems, Inc. manufactures and distributes power products and auxiliary power systems for the commercial trucking industry as well as other business and government markets. The company assists truck drivers and trucking companies by providing products that achieve maximum APU-related savings in fuel and maintenance costs, which are designed to offset the costs of installing better emissions control equipment mandated by state idling and federal emissions laws.