Auto Service World
News   March 21, 2002   by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul Integrates Heavy-Duty Engine Parts Lines


Federal-Mogul has announced that its FP Diesel line will more than double its offering with the integration of the Selaed Power heavy-duty line.
FP Diesel products are used in medium- and heavy-duty trucks, agricultural, construction and mining equipment and marine applications.
The announcement was made during the Mid-America Truckinig Show currently being held in Lousiville, Ky. The brand integration does not affect Federal-Mogul’s product offering for automotive or small-engine applications, according to the company.
Established in 1993, FP Diesel is a premier brand of advanced replacement engine technologies for a broad range of commercial vehicle and equipment applications. Federal-Mogul, a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision engine components, acquired the FP Diesel brand and product line in 1997. FP Diesel replacement engine components include pistons, piston rings, bearings, cylinder liners, camshafts, crankshafts, valvetrain components, gaskets, seals, fuel system products, cooling and lubrication system components, specialty chemicals and tools and complete engine overhaul kits.
By integrating the thousands of Sealed Power medium- and heavy-duty components into the FP Diesel product line, Federal-Mogul hopes to establish itself as the leading source of advanced engine-service solutions for distributors, fleets and other aftermarket customers, according to Steve Hildebrand, director of marketing-engine, North American aftermarket, for Federal-Mogul. “FP Diesel has earned a reputation for providing the finest technologies and services to customers repairing the world’s most popular engine platforms,” Hildebrand said. “We’re enhancing this exclusive market position by combining the strength of FP Diesel’s customer-focused business philosophy with preferred technologies and products for a much wider selection of engines.”
The integration of the Sealed Power heavy-duty and FP Diesel brands, scheduled to be completed this year, will result in a single product offering covering the vast majority of commercial engine applications. FP Diesel historically has offered complete coverage of internal components for the most popular engine nameplates, while the Sealed Power product line has covered a broader range of engine platforms and model years, Hildebrand said. “Now we’re offering the best of both worlds under the FP Diesel brand,” he said.