Vanair strengthens vehicle engine solutions with Grip Idle Management acquisition

(UI) – Vanair announced the successful acquisition of Grip Idle Management, a company recognized for its patented technology in advanced vehicle engine idle reduction.

Grip Idle Management's technology in idle management systems is designed to minimize fuel consumption, reduce engine hours, decrease emissions, and optimize overall fleet performance. This technology seamlessly integrates with Vanair's existing EPEQ Idle Management Systems (EPEQ IM).

This dynamic fusion will unite the best features of both systems, creating an integrated product offering that sets a new standard in idle management technology.

Greg Kokot, President at Vanair, stated, "The Grip Idle Management acquisition is a significant milestone for Vanair, reinforcing our dedication to driving innovation in Mobile Power Solutions. This strategic move not only expands our technological expertise but also underscores our commitment to delivering even greater value to our customers.”

Key advancements resulting from the acquisition

Enhanced product portfolio: Vanair will integrate Grip Idle Management's advanced idle reduction systems into its comprehensive range of vehicle solutions, offering customers a broader array of innovative products and features to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs.

Expanded technological capabilities: The integration of Grip's advanced idle management technology will enhance the existing features of Vanair's EPEQ IM Cab Comfort Climate Control Systems, ensuring operator comfort while reducing fuel consumption, engine hours, and emissions.

Telematics integration: Seamless communication between vehicles and central operations streamlines optimized fleet management.

Enhanced customer support: Vanair's longstanding commitment to exceptional customer service guarantees operators receive unparalleled assistance and training for optimal system utilization.

Grip Idle Management, presently based in Ontario, Canada, will be relocated to Vanair's headquarters in Michigan City, IN.

Brian Bassindale, President at Grip Idle Management, added, "The alignment of our combined technologies brought together under one roof will offer customers an unmatched idle management solution that is dependable and versatile. We are excited to have been given the opportunity for Vanair to take the GRIP Idle Management System to new heights and look forward to being a part of their success in the future.”


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