March 8, 2017

CUBOGAS to attend NGV Global Rotterdam, March 20-23, 2017

CUBOGAS, a Westport Fuel Systems company, will display at the Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Global 15th International Conference and Exhibition, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from March 20th to 23rd 2017. NGV Global is a high profile event bringing together world leaders to discuss current trends, developments and innovations on natural gas vehicles for transportation. This year’s feature theme addresses natural gas as a pathway to a sustainable future.

Dedicated to the production of compressors that are able to manage a variety of gaseous fuels, including compressed natural gas (CNG), nitrogen, hydrogen and carbon dioxide, CUBOGAS provides products for a comprehensive list of applications, including CNG filling stations, fuel gas boosting, liquefied natural gas (LNG) boil off recovery, micro scale LNG production plants, biogas upgrading and compression plants, grid injection, flare recovery, well depletion and well head gathering.



CUBOGAS has 50 years of history and expertise with more than 3,000 units installed all over the world. With guaranteed efficiency and reliability, CUBOGAS provides a full range of reciprocating compressors (vertical & W-shape), hydraulic boosters and domestic appliances.

CUBOGAS’ key strength is the ability to plan, project and realize tailor-made solutions that meet the special needs of customers and the market.

To learn more about CUBOGAS, visit Ahoy Hall 3, Booth A07.

More information on Cubogas: www.cubogas.com
More information on Westport Fuel Systems: www.wfsinc.com

Media Contact: Davide Colombano davide.colombano@wfsinc.com

February 22, 2017

Westport Fuel Systems Karen Hamberg Receives the United Way President’s Award of Distinction

Karen Hamberg, Vice President of Natural Gas Industry and Government Relations at Westport Fuel Systems, has been presented with the United Way President’s Award of Distinction for her exceptional service to the United Way of the Lower Mainland. Selected in consultation with the United Way Board Chair and Executive, Karen was honoured at the annual Scotiabank Community Spirit Awards in Vancouver on February 21, 2017.

Michael McKnight, President and CEO of United Way of the Lower Mainland presenting Karen with United Way  President’s Award of Distinction

Karen has led Westport’s United Way campaign since 2003 in various capacities, spending the last 14 years as a champion for our Westport community and the communities where we live. Evidence of Karen’s passion and enthusiasm is reflected in the success of Westport’s employee-driven annual campaign and ongoing volunteer support of the United Way Community Schools Program. From modest beginnings, our annual workplace campaign has grown steadily and in 2016, Westport’s cumulative fundraising total reached nearly $1.34 million CDN.

Karen serves on the United Way of the Lower Mainland’s Campaign Cabinet, a group of senior executive leaders who assist with fundraising from workplace campaigns. She has played an integral role in developing the Campaign Associates program and recruiting 40 additional people to supplement the United Way’s fundraising staff during the sixteen weeks of campaign. Karen has also been instrumental in creating and implementing the GenNext Cabinet which connects the next generation of influencers, motivators, and change-makers to build an impassioned community of United Way champions.

The President’s Award of Distinction is the United Way’s most prestigious Spirit Award and honours community leadership. Past recipients include Stephen Toope, former President of the University of British Columbia, the Province Newspaper, and distinguished philanthropists Joe and Rosalie Segal. Karen is well-deserving amongst this distinguished group given her persistent, ongoing leadership and commitment to building a strong, healthy, inclusive community. An active volunteer, Karen is also Chair of the Board of Directors of Calstart in Pasadena, California and a Board Member of the Van Horne Institute at the University of Calgary. She was also named to Canada’s Clean 50™ for 2017 for her contributions to advance sustainability and clean capitalism.

Congratulations to Karen Hamberg and the entire Westport team for this recognition.

October 17, 2016

Westport Names A-1 as Exclusive Distributor for the Growing Shuttle Bus Market


Westport has named A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems as its exclusive national distributor for compressed natural gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) – or propane auto gas - fuel systems targeting the growing shuttle bus market, which utilize the E-450 and F-450/550 chassis.
Shuttle bus with Ford E-450 chassis

A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems has locations in Fresno, California and Elkhart, Indiana – both recognized by Ford under their Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program.

“Combining Westport’s extensive background as a Ford QVM approved system developer and A-1’s depth of experience in the shuttle bus industry, this partnership provides customers with a strong support network nationwide,” says Paul Shaffer, Vice President and Managing Director of Westport’s DOEM, North America Business “We are excited about A-1 representing Westport nationally and believe this represents the next step in growing our presence within the shuttle bus industry.”

“This partnership makes a lot of sense, as both A-1 and Westport have provided alternative fuel solutions to the shuttle bus market for many years,” said A-1’s National Sales Manager Will Gutilla.
“We are confident that together we will offer not only a high-quality product, but also tremendous post-delivery support to shuttle bus users all over the country.”

To learn more about Westport‘s CNG and LPG products, please visit westport.com/wing.