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January 26, 2017
NRE: Committed to Choosing Only Top-Tier Partners
To be the best, you've got to partner with the best. That's why NRE services, and builds with, the top engine manufacturers in the locomotive and marine industries, including EMD®, Scania, CAT®, Cummins® and Alco®. NRE is proud to build with Scania Tier 4 engines, the leader in top performance with minimal emissions.
As a locomotive technology developer, builder, supplier and service group, NRE has the encyclopedic knowledge to provide the best new builds, rebuilds and service — there's no challenge out there, whether a new spec build or expert repair, that NRE can't meet. If it's now in, or has been in, a locomotive or boat somewhere, you can guarantee that NRE has worked with it and on it. Regardless of the original manufacturer, NRE can take any engine and build the product the customer is looking for, or service and repair any engine in any fleet.
NRE is particularly proud to be an authorized Scania agent. Sweden-based Scania has been building industrial engines for more than a century and is recognized as an international leader in industrial engine technology. Scania chooses to partner with the best, and their relationship with NRE is one of mutual respect.
“We have great relations with NRE, and consider them to be a very important customer and business partner of the future,” said Scania Senior Sales Manager Sheldon Murdock. “They are innovators within their industry and have expressed their interest in providing sustainability to the markets that they serve. This aligns very well with Scania’s message.”
Scania led the industry in engineering new technology to be in compliance with Tier 4 Emissions Regulations, a stepped process that placed stringent standards for the reduction of particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions for locomotives operating in North America and Europe. These regulations were phased in from 2008 through 2015. Scania technology met the final stage, known as Tier 4, as early as 2009.
Not only did Scania fast-track their Tier 4 engines, they also designed them with a system that ensured customers could easily meet each new regulations stage. Building on a modular engine platform, Scania equipment allowed customers to easily stay compliant throughout the steps of ever-stricter emissions regulations, without the need to redesign their equipment or purchase new equipment to meet Tier 4 standards.
Scania's quick, scalable creation of technology for Tier 4 made their engines an excellent option for helping customers with their timely adaptation to Tier 4 standards. NRE, in conjunction with one of its subsidiaries, has provided products to both the Locomotive and GenSet segments utilizing Scania’s Tier 4 Technology. For example, NRE utilizes a 700-horsepower Scania engine in its NREX locomotive. Part of NRE's N-ViroMotive line, NREX was the first switcher locomotive to be awarded certification from the California EPA for achieving Tier 4 emission standards.
But fast creation would never have been enough to make NRE choose Scania — the technology had to be the best available. And Scania's is. In addition to providing early, scalable compliance with emissions standards, Scania's industrial Tier 4 engines provide customers with additional industry-leading benefits.
“Scania’s products are some of the most innovative engines on the market today,” Murdock noted. “They include features such as single cylinders heads and standing wet liners, which promotes Scania’s 'one man service concept,' as well as best-in-class engine efficiency.”
Since “best-in-class” is familiar territory for NRE, it's no wonder they've chosen to partner with Scania. When you're determined to provide the leading products and services in the industry, you have to know and work with the leading manufacturers. And with their longstanding relationships with Scania and other industrial engine heavy hitters, NRE consistently does just that.