OMNITEK ENGINEERING APPOINTS MASTER DISTRIBUTOR IN INDIA
SAN MARCOS, CA — November 2, 2010 — Omnitek Engineering Corporation (OTCQB: OMTK) today announced it has appointed Energy Infra as a master distributor for the company’s products in India, with a particular focus on diesel-to-natural gas conversion kit sales for truck, bus and power generator applications.
Omnitek also said it will work with Energy Infra to develop programs to convert a variety of engine models commonly used in India, utilizing Energy Infra’s facilities as technical training centers for sub-dealers located throughout the country.
“Converting high-polluting diesel powered engines to operate on natural gas provides an effective and economical solution to operating power generators, trucks and buses at significantly less expense than purchasing new natural gas engines. Our distribution agreement with Energy Infra will greatly enhance Omnitek’s presence in a market with enormous growth potential,” said Werner Funk, president and chief executive officer of Omnitek Engineering Corporation.
He noted that Energy Infra has established relationships with numerous government agencies, businesses and automotive companies in India that are committed to converting to natural gas from other more costly and less environmentally friendly fuels.
Funk added that power outages in India are a common occurrence, impacting commercial and residential customers. “The build-out of a natural gas pipeline network throughout India, a plentiful supply of natural gas and an engine conversion return on investment of less than one year combined with an estimated savings of up to 70 percent compared with diesel fuel usage, are compelling incentives to convert to natural gas powered-generators to address electricity shortages and power outages,” Funk said.
He noted that there are an estimated 935,000 natural gas vehicles currently operating in India, primarily city buses, three-wheelers and taxis. Funk added that the Indian government has identified 250 cities for its natural gas distribution build-out program during the next three- to five-year period. “This clearly bodes well for long-term opportunities for Omnitek in India,” Funk said.
Energy Infra will participate in the PETROTECH Tradeshow to be held from October 31 – November 3, 2010 in New Delhi, as well as the NGV INDIA Tradeshow, November 24 - November 26, 2010 in Mumbai. The exhibit will include a display featuring Omnitek’s technology.
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