LEAM Drilling Chooses Landi Renzo and Nat G for NGV Fleet

LEAM Drilling Chooses Landi Renzo and Nat G for NGV Fleet

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When LEAM Drilling, a Louisiana-based directional and horizontal drilling company, first transitioned their fleet of vehicles to natural gas, they struggled to find a reliable partner to provide ongoing service and support.

“We tried numerous systems and were initially disappointed with the technology and the level of customer service. When we connected with Nat G, we found support and we feel assured that the support will continue as we grow our natural gas fleet,” said Sonia Bradley, project manager at LEAM.

With more than a dozen bi-fuel Ford trucks in its fleet, LEAM needed a natural gas vehicle partner that was also a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM). The tag team of Ford QVM manufacturer Landi Renzo and Ford QVM installer Nat G was an ideal fit. Nat G and Landi Renzo have since converted several additional Ford vehicles for LEAM’s fleet.

“We are early adopters of natural gas vehicles,” said Bradley. “Nat G has given the extra push we needed to build a reliable fleet.”

Landi Renzo Ford F-550 bifuel

This month Nat G delivered two additional factory qualified bi-fuel vehicles using Landi Renzo systems to LEAM’s Pegasus NGV fleet. LEAM began transitioning its fleet to CNG in 2010, starting with four medium-duty vehicles. Since connecting with Nat G and Landi Renzo in 2013 they have expanded their fleet to 18 total CNG vehicles.

LEAM Drilling’s partnership with Landi Renzo and Nat G has led to an increase in service quality and value for their growing fleet of NGVs.

“Our natural gas vehicles have a higher ROI. At the rate we are using them, the conversion cost is paid within six months on each vehicle. Our latest, 2014 models, received early this year, have had no issues at all,” Bradley said.

60th Anniversary Celebration and New R&D Center Inauguration

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60 years of Innovation, Internationalization and Training. These three key words have helped Landi Renzo achieve a position of global leadership in the field of alternative fuels systems for the automotive industry.

On Friday, September 19, 2014, in the company of esteemed partners, political leadership and important personalities of the automotive industry, Landi Renzo celebrated their 60th Anniversary. To celebrate our sixth decade of business, Landi Renzo organized a first class event at our headquarters in Cavriago (RE), Italy.

The agenda featured a welcome & opening speech by Landi Renzo President and CEO, Stefano Landi, detailing the company’s rich heritage, present state of the organization and future plans for continued leadership in the alternative fuels industry. Following Mr. Landi’s address was a presentation from keynote speaker and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Woodrow W. Clark II, PhD.

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Landi Renzo R&D Center

The 60th anniversary celebration coincided with the official inauguration of the company’s new, state of the art Research & Development Center, located adjacent to our headquarters.

Highlights of the new R&D Center include:

Engine Test Benches

  • Test Bench 1 – Light Duty Highly Dynamic Engine Test Bench with Isac module (Vehicle simulation)
  • Test Bench 2 – Light Duty Dynamic Engine Test Bench
  • Test Bench 3 – Heavy Duty Dynamic engine test bench
  • Test Bench 4 – Multipurpose test bed for engine, electric motors, etc.

Chassis Dynos

  • Room 1 – 4WD Climatic Room + Emissions + Chassis Dynometer + XtraCold – high speed + Extended Wheelbase + High Power + Climatic Room
  • Room 2 – 4WD Climatic Room + Emissions
  • Room 3 – 2WD Calibration and WOT Room

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“Our new R&D Center is unique to the industry,” says Andrea Landi, President of Landi Renzo USA. “Through its implementation of advanced technology we can continue to develop, test and produce some of the most modern and advanced CNG and LPG alternative fuel systems on the market”

The World Leader in Alternative Fuel Systems Operating through both OEM and Aftermarket business channels, Landi Renzo has achieved a worldwide market share in excess of 30% with our Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) systems. Products are distributed worldwide in more than 50 countries through 17 subsidiaries with over 50 million conversion systems sold to date. Landi Renzo has over 60 years of global experience providing millions of alternative fuel systems to over 50 countries. Today, Landi Renzo USA and Baytech offer one of the broadest CARB & EPA certified NGV product portfolios available on the market, with total turnkey solutions on a variety of product platforms.

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