IMPCO Announces Increased Sales to the $1 Billion Potential India Market

- Total Market Potential of Over $1 Billion

In Taxi, Bus and Truck Applications.



- India Business Is Annualized at Over $8 Million in 2001.

An 800% Increase Over 1999.



Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from IMPCO Technologies, Inc.

    CERRITOS, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- IMPCO
 Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:   IMCO) the world's leading source of advanced
 alternative fuel systems technology and components for internal combustion
 engines, announced today that orders for the company's natural gas fuel
 systems products to India have increased over 800% since 1999.
     The Indian market; one of the fastest growing alternative fuel
 marketplaces in the Asia Pacific region today, has a total taxi, bus and truck
 market potential for alternative fuels at over $1 billion.  There are over
 2 million buses, taxis and trucks that are subject to India's Supreme Court
 ruling that mandates these vehicles be converted from gasoline and diesel to
 clean burning natural gas fuels.
     Mr. Robert Stemmler, Chairman of the Board and CEO of IMPCO, said, "IMPCO
 has seen the Indian market expand at enormous rates over the last year.  With
 government mandates for the reduction of diesel taxi, bus and truck emissions
 by conversion to natural gas; the sale of our products is increasing each
 month."
     "IMPCO has received additional orders from Cummins Engine of India and
 others which have increased their requirements by over 40% for the next three
 months.  This is a sure signal that the key market drivers for alternative
 fuels (environment, reduced costs & energy supply) are firmly in place within
 India.  The IMPCO business in India has grown from less than $1 million in
 sales in 1999 to over $8 million in annualized 2001 sales thus far," Mr.
 Stemmler noted.
     Major India cities such as New Delhi, Calcutta and Bombay are implementing
 strong regulations directed at air quality in attempts to clean not only their
 air, but their reputations as some of the heaviest polluted cities in the
 world.  IMPCO's success in significantly reduced air pollution through the use
 of clean burning alternative fuels such as natural gas and propane in Mexico
 City has demonstrated our ability to successfully support the Indian
 government's efforts to reduce pollution.
 
     IMPCO is the World's leading source of advanced alternative fuel systems
 technology and components for internal combustion engines.  IMPCO products
 enable these engines to function using environmentally friendly gaseous fuels
 such as propane, natural gas and biogas.  IMPCO products optimize efficiency
 and performance while reducing emission to the lowest-levels.  IMPCO is a
 major supplier to original equipment manufacturers in the automotive,
 materials handling industrial and power generation industries.  IMPCO supports
 its global aftermarket through a network of more than 400 Distributors and
 Service Parts Organizations.  Through IMPCO's wholly owned subsidiary, Quantum
 Technologies, Inc. the company participates in the emerging fuel cell market
 by supplying enablement technologies and products in fuel storage, fuel
 metering and delivery, electronic controls and system integration.
 Information on Quantum may be found at our URL: www.qtww.com
 
     World headquarters are located in Cerritos, California. IMPCO has key
 offices and facilities worldwide including:  North America, Central America,
 South America and the Pacific Rim. It operates in the Netherlands, France,
 Germany and the United Kingdom as IMPCO-BERU Technologies, B.V.  IMPCO can be
 found at www.impco.ws .
 
     Certain matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking
 information that involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to differ materially from current trends.  These include, among other
 things, the growth of the alternative fuels and fuel cells market, OEM
 automotive product sales, competition, the Company's ability to design and
 market viable advanced fuel metering, fuel storage or electronic control
 products, the Company's ability to meet OEM specifications and other such
 risks as cited in the Company's 2000 annual report on Form 10-K and other
 documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
     For more information, please contact:
 
     Investor Relations: Dale Rasmussen, Investor Relations, (206) 575-1594
 
     Media: James S. Mitchell, (562) 860-6666 Ext. 116
 
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    CERRITOS, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- IMPCO
 Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:   IMCO) the world's leading source of advanced
 alternative fuel systems technology and components for internal combustion
 engines, announced today that orders for the company's natural gas fuel
 systems products to India have increased over 800% since 1999.
     The Indian market; one of the fastest growing alternative fuel
 marketplaces in the Asia Pacific region today, has a total taxi, bus and truck
 market potential for alternative fuels at over $1 billion.  There are over
 2 million buses, taxis and trucks that are subject to India's Supreme Court
 ruling that mandates these vehicles be converted from gasoline and diesel to
 clean burning natural gas fuels.
     Mr. Robert Stemmler, Chairman of the Board and CEO of IMPCO, said, "IMPCO
 has seen the Indian market expand at enormous rates over the last year.  With
 government mandates for the reduction of diesel taxi, bus and truck emissions
 by conversion to natural gas; the sale of our products is increasing each
 month."
     "IMPCO has received additional orders from Cummins Engine of India and
 others which have increased their requirements by over 40% for the next three
 months.  This is a sure signal that the key market drivers for alternative
 fuels (environment, reduced costs & energy supply) are firmly in place within
 India.  The IMPCO business in India has grown from less than $1 million in
 sales in 1999 to over $8 million in annualized 2001 sales thus far," Mr.
 Stemmler noted.
     Major India cities such as New Delhi, Calcutta and Bombay are implementing
 strong regulations directed at air quality in attempts to clean not only their
 air, but their reputations as some of the heaviest polluted cities in the
 world.  IMPCO's success in significantly reduced air pollution through the use
 of clean burning alternative fuels such as natural gas and propane in Mexico
 City has demonstrated our ability to successfully support the Indian
 government's efforts to reduce pollution.
 
     IMPCO is the World's leading source of advanced alternative fuel systems
 technology and components for internal combustion engines.  IMPCO products
 enable these engines to function using environmentally friendly gaseous fuels
 such as propane, natural gas and biogas.  IMPCO products optimize efficiency
 and performance while reducing emission to the lowest-levels.  IMPCO is a
 major supplier to original equipment manufacturers in the automotive,
 materials handling industrial and power generation industries.  IMPCO supports
 its global aftermarket through a network of more than 400 Distributors and
 Service Parts Organizations.  Through IMPCO's wholly owned subsidiary, Quantum
 Technologies, Inc. the company participates in the emerging fuel cell market
 by supplying enablement technologies and products in fuel storage, fuel
 metering and delivery, electronic controls and system integration.
 Information on Quantum may be found at our URL: www.qtww.com
 
     World headquarters are located in Cerritos, California. IMPCO has key
 offices and facilities worldwide including:  North America, Central America,
 South America and the Pacific Rim. It operates in the Netherlands, France,
 Germany and the United Kingdom as IMPCO-BERU Technologies, B.V.  IMPCO can be
 found at www.impco.ws .
 
     Certain matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking
 information that involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
 results to differ materially from current trends.  These include, among other
 things, the growth of the alternative fuels and fuel cells market, OEM
 automotive product sales, competition, the Company's ability to design and
 market viable advanced fuel metering, fuel storage or electronic control
 products, the Company's ability to meet OEM specifications and other such
 risks as cited in the Company's 2000 annual report on Form 10-K and other
 documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
     For more information, please contact:
 
     Investor Relations: Dale Rasmussen, Investor Relations, (206) 575-1594
 
     Media: James S. Mitchell, (562) 860-6666 Ext. 116
 
                      MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X95965280
 
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