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Power Solutions International extends agreement with GM

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Wood Dale-based Power Solutions International Inc. said it has signed a multiyear supply agreement with General Motors that will extend the company's product line targeted at On-Highway applications.

PSI will use GM's 4.8-liter and 6.0-liter engines and associated transmission as the foundation for complete powertrain solutions for the medium-duty truck and bus market. The 4.8-liter and 6.0-liter represent additional products complementing PSI's 8.8-liter power system announced in 2012. With the product line extension, PSI said it has one of the most comprehensive ranges of powertrains for vehicle OEMs in the Class 4 through Class 7 truck and bus market.

PSI has been using GM engines for industrial applications since 1995. With the extension into on-highway applications, the agreement represents a strengthening of PSI's partnership with GM.

"PSI is proud of its long-standing relationship with General Motors," said Gary Winemaster, PSI chief executive officer. "We have had great success in collaboration with GM in the industrial markets, and are confident this new extension into on-highway vehicles will be equally successful. There are many exciting opportunities for alternative fuel engines in the medium-duty truck and bus market, and we now have an extensive power system lineup to pursue these opportunities."

Dan Grohoski, PSI director of new business development, added the expansion of products "can simplify our customers' operations, reduce complexity and unify support across all of our OEM customers' products.

"Our fuel-flexible engines allow fleets to select the fuel strategy that best fits their needs. In addition, reduced supply chain complexity is a significant benefit for our OEM customers," Grohoski added. "We enable them to work with a single control and software platform, one parts and servicing company, and one training system."

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