Orbital Corporation Limited announced February 12 a new license with Polaris Industries Inc. for its air assisted direct injection technology.
Polaris has entered into a license to manufacture certain products utilizing Orbital’s DI (direct injection) technology.
The Polaris license agreement is significant for Orbital in that it opens up fresh commercial applications for its technology beyond traditional lines in the automotive, outboard engine and motorcycles sectors.
Orbital Chief Executive Officer Dr. Rod Houston said, “Polaris is a very good licensee for Orbital given its strong presence in the recreational market.”
“It is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry and one of the largest manufacturers of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) in the world,” Houston said. “The license agreement is quite wide-ranging in its potential product applications and could lead to a number of new products utilizing air assist DI with associated royalty revenue streams.”
Houston said the latest license agreement was further evidence of the commercial importance and the environmental benefits of Orbital’s direct injection technology.
“Emission controls are becoming tighter for a wide range of motorized vehicles and our technology delivers the required environmental effect along with technical excellence and commercial benefit,” Houston said.
Orbital is an international developer of engine and related technologies, providing research, design and development services for the world’s producers of powertrain and engine management systems for application in motorcycles, marine and recreational vehicles, automobiles and trucks. Orbital’s principal operations in Perth, Western Australia, provide a world class facility with capabilities in design, manufacturing, development and testing of engines and powertrains.