Eastern Catalytic has been named as exclusive original equipment supplier of exhaust systems and catalytic converters for Elio Motors’ new ultra high mileage car, The Elio, which is scheduled to start production in the 4th quarter of 2014.
– First year production for complete exhaust and catalytic converters estimated at 250,000 vehicles –
Langhorne, PA… Eastern Catalytic, a world-class manufacturer of catalytic converters and related components, has been chosen as the exclusive original equipment exhaust supplier for Elio Motors’ new ultra high mileage car, the Elio. Eastern will produce the complete exhaust system and catalytic converter for the new Elio, which is scheduled to start production in the 4th quarter of 2014.
The announcement was made by George Schafer, President of Eastern Catalytic who noted that that company was honored to receive the opportunity and was looking forward to a successful role as a 1st Tier exhaust system supplier. Eastern Catalytic is currently a major international OE supplier for some of its catalytic converter products, but the Elio business is the company’s first foray into a full exhaust system at the OEM level.
Schafer added, “We are extremely excited for the chance to form a partnership with such an innovative company. This is our first, full system tier-one application and it says a lot about our company and our credibility as an OEM supplier. We look forward to the opportunities that this experience will bring to us.”
Billed as “The next big thing in transportation”, the new three-wheeled Elio delivers 84 miles per gallon and has a range of 672 miles on an 8-gallon tank. In spite of its economical price tag of only $6,800 USD, this innovative and eco-friendly car comes packed with advanced safety features such as a Safety Management System that includes three airbags – a reinforced roll-cage frame, Anti-Lock Braking System, and 50% larger crush zones than similar vehicles. More information about the new Elio is available at: http://www.eliomotors.com/
Eastern is one the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of catalytic converters to both carmakers and the aftermarket, worldwide. World-class quality and innovation have helped Eastern establish strong catalytic converter sales in over 58 countries. Continual improvements in converter design, production, and product delivery systems have made Eastern a leading choice in catalytic converters and one of the fastest growing catalytic converter manufacturers in North America.
In its manufacturing facility, Eastern incorporates the latest advanced-manufacturing technology, including automated workstations, spinner welding equipment, and high-speed production lines. The facility also has its own tool and die department for developing new equipment and repairing or maintaining current production assets.
Today, Eastern can meet its customers’ catalytic converter needs with a full range of catalytic converters for universal, direct-fit, manifold, Diesel, and heavy-duty applications. From its flexible and efficient partner manufacturing facilities in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the UK, Eastern now provides over 3,000different catalytic converter part numbers with ‘best-in-the-industry’ coverage for over 100,000 applications on cars, light trucks, vans, and SUVs.
For more information, contact: Henry Hippert, Executive Sales Director, Eastern Catalytic, 2201 2151 Cabot Blvd. West, Langhorne, PA 19047 215-702-3600