APC Automotive Technologies, LLC, has acquired the complete assets of the DuraFit brand for its AP Emissions Technologies (AP Exhaust) division from Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.

The acquisition will not affect operations at the local AP Exhaust plant, company officials said.

DuraFit is an industry-leading brand of original equipment manufacturerreplacement diesel particulate filters and diesel oxidation catalysts.

Doug Wolma president of AP Emissions and Hugh Charvat, CEO of APC Automotive Technologies made the announcement jointly, noting that the overall acquisition encompasses the DuraFitbrand, manufacturing and distribution assets, as well as customer and supplier contracts.

With the DuraFit brand in hand, AP Emissions Technologies will focus on the commercial vehicle aftermarket, targeting vehicle fleets operating class 7 and 8 diesel powered trucks.

DuraFit replacement diesel particulate filters and diesel oxidation catalysts are EPA certified, exact-fit, original equipment manufacturer equivalent replacements for heavy-duty diesel applications.

Because they are newly manufactured and offered at competitive aftermarket pricing, they provide an economic advantage over new original equipment supplier diesel particulate filters and offer a superior alternative to "cleaned" units, which are typically used by fleets to avoid the high cost of original equipment supplier units.

Cleaned units tend to deliver reduced performance and have a finite substrate life.

AP Emissions is a fully integrated emissions management company for the automotive aftermarket and has historically developed its own catalyst technology as well as the hardware for applications of these systems.

Moving into the heavy vehicle side of aftermarket emission controls is a natural evolution for the company's proven capabilities., company officials said.

AP Emissions has already been in the heavy-duty vehicle aftermarket with its own brand of diesel particulate filters and diesel oxidation catalysts, which will be superseded by the DuraFit brand.

DuraFit components will continue to be made available through its current distribution channels in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

AP Emissions Technologies is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of automotive, light truck, and heavy-duty exhaust and emissions products under the AP, DuraFit, Eastern Catalytic, CATCO, ANSA, Cherry Bomb, Maremont, TruckEx, Xlerator, and Silverline brands, among others.

For more information, go to www.apexhaust.com.

APC Automotive Technologies is a leading supplier of automotive, light truck and heavy-duty replacement parts offering emissions products under the AP, ANSA, Cherry Bomb, TruckEx, Xlerator, and Silverline brands, and brake and chassis components under the Centric, C-Tek, Posi Quiet, Fleet Performance, and StopTech brands.

For more information, visit www.APCAuto Tech.com.