Delphi and Perko Agree to Exclusive Distribution Deal for Marine Evaporative Emissions Products
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. and MIAMI—Delphi Corporation (Pinksheets: DPHIQ) and Perko, Inc., have entered into an agreement making Perko—a premier supplier of marine products—the exclusive distributor of Delphi’s full line of Marine Evaporative Emissions Canisters.
Delphi Marine Evaporative Emissions Canisters help limit the amount of gasoline vapors released into the environment from boats with built-in fuel tanks. A set of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations passed last September is changing the fuel-system requirements on all boats with fixed fuel storage. Those regulations limit the amount of harmful vapors released into the atmosphere during fuel storage. In advance of those regulations, California’s Air Resource Board has already enacted limits for hydrocarbon (HC) and nitrous-oxide (NOx) emissions on high performance boats. More information on available products can be found at www.perkofuelsystems.com.
“Delphi has been recognized as a leader in automotive evaporative emissions for more than 30 years,” said Kevin Quinlan, Delphi’s director of fuel handling and evaporative emissions. “Now, thanks to this partnership with Perko, the leading supplier of combination fuel fills and vents, Delphi will be able to bring our expertise to the marine industry with a variety of environmentally-friendly, cost-effective solutions in advance of changing regulations.”
“Delphi has manufactured more than 200 million canisters for vehicles and attained high customer quality ratings,” said George Bellwoar, Perko’s vice president of Sales and Marketing. “Subsequently, they committed to work with the EPA, the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association, the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Boat and Yacht Council to develop the industry’s marine canister program and now bring automotive quality and reliability to marine fuel systems. We’re very pleased to have Delphi as our partner.”
The specific regulations cited include PART 1060—CONTROL OF EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS FROM NEW AND IN-USE NONROAD AND STATIONARY EQUIPMENT and TITLE 13 CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
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