IMPCO Announces New Spectrum Electronic Speed Governor

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from IMPCO Technologies, Inc.

    CERRITOS, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- IMPCO Technologies, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   IMCO) is the World's leading source of advanced alternative fuel
 systems technology and components for internal combustion engines.
 
     The New Spectrum Electronic Speed Governor with:
     --  Modular design reduces assembly costs for OEMs
     --  Significant increase in power over velocity governors
 
     The company announced today that it has released the new Spectrum
 electronic engine speed governor for industrial applications, such as
 materials handling, industrial and power generation.  The self-contained
 modular governor uses proprietary design and software to produce increased
 torque and horsepower while reducing OEM assembly costs and part number
 proliferation for the over $2.4 billion industrial market this product serves.
     Mr. Roger Burrows, Director of Global Sales for the Engine Systems
 Division, said, "This new governor system is a large step forward in engine
 speed control and cost reduction for industrial equipment such as forklifts
 and stationary generators.  With OEMs looking to consolidate suppliers and
 asking them to offer greater value added services, this new electronic
 governor brings together not only simplified cost reductions, but extra
 vehicle and/or equipment performance under a single part number.  And to top
 it all off, the electronic governor can be calibrated specifically to an end
 use application by the OEM at their assembly facility."
     Electronic governors are the latest in a series of increased applications
 using precision electronics and digital controls to improve the resolution and
 performance of engine and fuel management systems in industrial equipment.
 Spectrum integrates products into systems and systems into equipment
 applications in a seamless manner.  Aftermarket governors will be available
 later this summer for popular lift trucks offering them instant power
 increases.
     For more information, you're invited to view our web site, or call us
 directly to receive additional specifications for your application at: Engine
 Systems Division - +1-810-264-1200.
     http://www.impco.ws/governor.htm
 
     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.
 
 

SOURCE IMPCO Technologies, Inc.
    CERRITOS, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- IMPCO Technologies, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   IMCO) is the World's leading source of advanced alternative fuel
 systems technology and components for internal combustion engines.
 
     The New Spectrum Electronic Speed Governor with:
     --  Modular design reduces assembly costs for OEMs
     --  Significant increase in power over velocity governors
 
     The company announced today that it has released the new Spectrum
 electronic engine speed governor for industrial applications, such as
 materials handling, industrial and power generation.  The self-contained
 modular governor uses proprietary design and software to produce increased
 torque and horsepower while reducing OEM assembly costs and part number
 proliferation for the over $2.4 billion industrial market this product serves.
     Mr. Roger Burrows, Director of Global Sales for the Engine Systems
 Division, said, "This new governor system is a large step forward in engine
 speed control and cost reduction for industrial equipment such as forklifts
 and stationary generators.  With OEMs looking to consolidate suppliers and
 asking them to offer greater value added services, this new electronic
 governor brings together not only simplified cost reductions, but extra
 vehicle and/or equipment performance under a single part number.  And to top
 it all off, the electronic governor can be calibrated specifically to an end
 use application by the OEM at their assembly facility."
     Electronic governors are the latest in a series of increased applications
 using precision electronics and digital controls to improve the resolution and
 performance of engine and fuel management systems in industrial equipment.
 Spectrum integrates products into systems and systems into equipment
 applications in a seamless manner.  Aftermarket governors will be available
 later this summer for popular lift trucks offering them instant power
 increases.
     For more information, you're invited to view our web site, or call us
 directly to receive additional specifications for your application at: Engine
 Systems Division - +1-810-264-1200.
     http://www.impco.ws/governor.htm
 
     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.
 
 SOURCE  IMPCO Technologies, Inc.