Clean-Power Innovator Lehr, LLC, announced on February 23 the acquisition of EnviroGard, a propane fuel system technology company. EnviroGard was a division of Onyx Environmental Solutions primarily focused on propane engines and conversion kits for gasoline engines. The acquisition will accelerate Lehr’s strategy, which is focused on market expansion, offering environmentally friendly technologies for larger engines in the high-growth outdoor power equipment and construction industry markets.
“Here at Lehr, propane technology is a key driver in our business strategy, and EnviroGard is a terrific, strategic and financially compelling fit for our business,” said Bernardo Herzer, Lehr CEO and founder. “This acquisition will help expand our footprint into the outdoor power equipment markets, accelerating growth and building positive momentum for Lehr’s business in 2015 and beyond.”
With awards and accolades from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Lehr is a leading force in the marine propane-powered outboard market. Combining Lehr’s patented technologies and EnviroGard’s comprehensive product portfolio and longstanding OEM relationships will strengthen Lehr’s reach into vertical markets, including the outdoor power equipment and construction equipment industries.
“Lehr’s advanced fuel system technology and global manufacturing and distribution capabilities add tremendous value for all EnviroGard stakeholders.” said Jeremy Hahne, formerly of EnviroGard and now VP business development at Lehr. “We are extremely pleased to have partnered with Captain Bernardo Herzer and the rest of the Lehr team to rapidly expand our alternative-fueled engine technology, while helping to create a healthier and more sustainable planet.”
EnviroGard has become a new division of Lehr, LLC, and will continue to offer its current products and conversion kits to both original equipment manufacturers and their dealers while expanding the combined technologies into new product markets.