Westport Innovations aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power with an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors.

The partnership creates a single source for natural gas aftermarket service and maintenance parts. Alliant Power is a parts distributor focused on diesel components with service dealers throughout North and South America.

The Westport Parts + Service distribution channel offers customers and fleets a single place to find natural gas vehicle parts with a growing parts catalogue that has familiar layouts, kits and common maintenance items. It also carries a regional availability of parts stocked on shelves. It also has service and maintenance support that includes drive-in service capabilities, technical training and 24/7 phone support.

"Building on Alliant Power's extensive distribution business, we see an opportunity to combine Westport's expertise with our distribution network and infrastructure to offer quality parts and service to the natural gas vehicle industry," said Bill Rutecki, director of product development of Alliant Power. "We look forward to building relationships with natural gas vehicle service providers as the industry grows."

Diesel Forward, Inc., the parent company of Alliant Power, is a large North American distributor for original equipment manufacturers, including Bosch, Denso, and Delphi. Alliant Power brings its recognized brand as well as its aftermarket distribution network to the Westport Parts + Service partnership.

Alliant Power's network of service-oriented authorized distributors will provide the natural gas aftermarket with easily accessible parts, technical resources, and customer support.