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ALGAE-X International Acquired by AXI International Holdings

February 22, 2013

FORT MYERS, FL USA: AXI International, a Florida-based manufacturer of Diesel Fuel Optimization and Maintenance Systems, announces today that it has been acquired by AXI International Holdings. The new executive management team includes Islam Nahdi as President, Wessel van Tonder as CEO, and Bill O’Connell as Executive Vice President. AXI founder, Wout Lisseveld will continue as a consultant to the

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As a result of the acquisition, AXI International will be able to greatly expand its world-wide markets and distribution channels – with a particular focus on central Africa where poor fuel quality has challenged progress and economic development. Beyond central Africa, AXI International Holdings will expand its present fuel distribution network, while developing and enhancing new markets in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, India, Australia, and Europe.

“I see a very bright future for AXI International with a great opportunity at hand for growth. Our mission is to bring optimal quality fuel to every corner of the globe,” said Wessel van Tonder, AXI’s CEO.

 About AXI

Beginning with the development of the patented ALGAE-X Inline Fuel Conditioner in 1995, AXI has grown to incorporate Fuel Conditioning Technology in advanced fuel filtration, conditioning and optimization systems. In 2012, AXI doubled the size of its Fort Myers headquarters in order to meet the demand of increased sales. AXI’s Green Clean Certified Fuel Maintenance and Optimization Systems restore and optimize fuel quality – wherever fuel is used or stored. AXI’s commitment to customer service and superior engineering has propelled the company to a world-wide leadership position in the market while promoting the error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

efficient use of non-renewable resources. AXI is represented in more than 70 countries worldwide. AXI Fuel Maintenance Systems are available through factory-trained resellers and representatives, major engine distributors, marine equipment distributors, fuel storage tank manufacturers, and petroleum equipment suppliers.

Read more at: www.AXIFuelConditioning.com

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Questionable diesel quality has prompted the enlistment of tank and diesel cleansing specialist Algae-X East Coast to fight engine failure

Diesel is subject to bacterial build up (much like milk). Once contaminants accumulate in the tank, this will affect any fuel that passes through, leading to unplanned downtime, reduced engine life, increased consumption and higher emissions. “As one can expect, the ramifications are enormous.”

Contaminated diesel, ubiquitous in today’s fuel supplies, is known to have dramatic and costly effects on modern diesel engines.

This fact was brought home to Robbie van der Merwe, brand leader at Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles, Durban, who says he is amazed at the contaminants in the diesel tanks of customers who bring vehicles in for servicing.

“I am not pinpointing the origin of the contaminated diesel or apportioning blame. Suffice it to say that nearly all of the vehicles that come in have some degree of contamination from barely acceptable to totally intolerable. Contaminants include water, algae, bacteria, sludge, corrosion and some indistinguishable matter – none of which should be present in fuel.”

Van der Merwe was made aware of how serious diesel contamination is after attending a demonstration from Algae-X East Coast, which brought its mobile diesel tank cleaning unit to his workshop.

“While I was aware that the quality of diesel was of some concern, I did not realize the extent of the problem. That fact was brought home to me in no uncertain terms after samples were drawn,” says Van der Merwe.

He now offers a tank cleaning service for his customers. Each day a tank cleaning crew from Algae-X East Coast takes fuel samples from trucks that have come in for service or repair. If the diesel is contaminated to the point where it could affect fuel injector or pump performance, the client is notified accordingly and quoted for the service.

“We’ve been doing this for just over a year now and it is gratifying to see more and more customers accepting the


fact that contaminated diesel can and will cause damage and ultimately engine failure, leading to expensive repairs and Diesel Fuel Filtration - Diesel Fuel Conditioning | ALGAE-X International | news lengthy downtime,” says Van der Merwe.

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Streamlined process

The diesel and tank remediation process is enormously streamlined compared to the traditional method, where tanks were removed and the contaminated diesel disposed of. In severe circumstances, the tank would have to be cut in half, scrubbed clean and welded together again.

“Today, the diesel and tank is cleaned while the vehicle is undergoing its routine service procedure. It’s not expensive, but can save enormous repair bills not to mention the lengthy downtime,” says Van der Merwe.

Algae-X East Coast director Ron Mattig says, “The very fact that a number of leading dealer workshops have embraced this service and are recommending it to their customers bears testimony that we have a serious contamination problem with our diesel.”

Diesel, he explains, is subject to bacterial build up (much like milk). Once contaminants accumulate in the tank, this will affect any fuel that passes through, leading to unplanned downtime, reduced engine life, increased consumption and higher emissions. “As one can expect, the ramifications are enormous.”

Fleet owner Shaun Fincham of Big Blue Trucking – a general freight haulier running superlink flatdecks servicing the north coast, KZN and Eastern Cape – says he noticed a sudden erratic spike in fuel consumption across his fleet recently. “I remembered chatting to Mr. Mattig some time back and, on the advice of Volvo SA, decided to give him a call to see if he could help us. His team took fuel samples from some of the vehicles and we noticed severe deterioration of the fuel. Water was the biggest contaminant.

“While this was not the

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only factor contributing to the high fuel consumption, it alerted us to the fact that the high levels of contamination could impair engine performance and lead to high repair bills."

“We are now having samples taken each time the vehicles go in for service and, where necessary, have the tanks cleaned using the affordable Algae-X method. It’s time and cost efficient. Algae-X seems to have its fuel purification system down to a fine art and I am sold on the process.”

Marine Application Testimonials

Alaska Inter-Island Ferry

Installation was made in June of '04 and performance was monitored for a six month period. The M/V POW has shown a fuel savings of 5500 gal. or 2.5% in this period of monitoring. I estimate the units paid for themselves in 21 days. As well as primary fuel oil filters are cleaner and we have extended our intervals to almost double.

Bertram 31 - Vic Roy - Baton Rouge, LA

Normally I would get an inch of crud out of each filter after about 50 hours, but after installing Algae-x, NOTHING. I could never get 100 hours out of a 30 micron Racor 500 cartridge before, and now I'm up to 150 and counting. Plus, the smoke is greatly reduced, the exhaust smells cleaner, and - here's the best of all - fuel economy is up over 10%.

Calvin F. Kendig Jr

Well the Algae-X system has been installed just about a month now and the difference is astounding! The first thing I noticed immediately was a major reduction in transom soot, (at least 75%). In fact on short sunset trips I find no soot what so ever.

... My fuel consumption has dropped almost 8% which is amazing since this is a relatively new engine.

Crusader Boats - Andy Grant, President - Miami, FL

We were called upon to fix a fuel problem on a 6-year-old boat, and we found that one engine and an Algae-X unit installed in the fuel line. The other engine was the one having the fuel problems and did not have an Algae-X, so we installed a unit. This solved the filtration problem for our customer. We now install Algae-X on all the new boats we build.

Cummins Mid-South

Over the past several years many of our clients have experienced significant results by using the ALGAE-X In-Line Fuel Conditioners on their diesel engines. The most noted benefits reported by our customers have been extended filter & injector life, lower exhaust temperatures , and reduced emissions.

Transportation Application Testimonials

Alexis Desroches - Haiti

The fuel we get in Haiti is not always great. I had to change the fuel filter on my Mitsubishi Montero at least every 3 months. Four years ago I installed an LG-X200 Fuel Conditioner on my Montero. I purchased the unit from Behrmann Motors who are the authorized Mitsubishi, Ford, Kia and Volkswagen Dealers for Haiti . It has proven to be the best thing I ever did for my vehicle.

John Frese - Norway, IA

As one who keep meticulous records of fuel use and maintenance, I was pleasantly surprised to discover my 500 Hp Detroit Diesel engine uses 7% less fuel than before the Algae-X unit was put in the fuel line. Also, since I installed the Algae-X unit, my generator and heater produce a lot less smoke and

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the odors are not obnoxious at all. The results of your products in my RV are nothing less than FANTASTIC!

Ronnie Greer Entact Service - Friendswood Texas

I just thought I would give you an update on the Algae-x magnetic fuel conditioner. I currently have 201000.00 plus miles on my 2000 model F-350 Ford. At 202000 I will have 150000.00 miles on the same fuel filter. I have had no problems. I did buy a filter about 3 months ago but it is still rolling around under the seat. I average 18.5 MPG on the road, driving 65 mph. that is not bad for an F-350 Crew Cab 4x4. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I will let you know when I decide to change out the fuel filter.

Industrial Application Testimonials

Cummins De Los Andes makes LG-X standard

"Fuel quality has been one of our priorities and we have been witnesses of the enourmous benefits that Algae-X can bring to the final customers enhancing engine performance and duration"

Eco Sound

We tested an unit on a marine fork lift from October 1999 to November 1999. the fork lift used had a Caterpillar 3208 diesel engine. As a result of the installation of the unit, we had a reduction of up to 50% in the exhaust opacity throughout the entire RPM range.

Florida Detroit Diesel-Allison

We, at all eight Florida Detroit Diesel - Allison locations, highly recommend the Algae-X Magnetic Fuel devices installed on all diesel applications including trucks, RV's, marine, stationary, transit, coach, pick-up, emergency, and school bus as well as off road equipment.

Fuel Tank Solutions

"I would like to express my opinion of the STS machine workmanship. I found it to be engineered and assembled well, wiring and attention to detail showed. I drove around with it in the truck and showed it off to several people. The engineer on site where this is with this product being installed was very pleased. A local petroleum service center is considering selling these units and has commented. He wants to demo this unit to several of his customers. All in all great job "

Mining Application Testimonials

Mining Company Goes Green

Algae-X helps CertainTeed Gypsum save money, equipment, and the environment Between May and December of 2007, CertainTeed Gypsum, a large mining company in Arkansas, spent $3,300 replacing fuel filter elements for their PC1800 Komatsu Shovel, with two Cummins engines.

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Due to a problem with a tank heater, the hospital knew they had a fuel problem and

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hired a company to remove the old fuel from their storage tanks. Eighteen inches of solids were found in the tanks that needed to be chiseled out.

The STS-6000-10GPM was purchased from Chris Massie with Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison, LLC. This is the first of 8 16,000 gallon storage tanks that are being converted to No 2 diesel. As more tanks are cleaned, more STS systems will be installed.

March 27, 2013

FORT MYERS, FL USA:

AXI International Introduces 

AXI International, a Florida-based manufacturer of diesel fuel optimization systems and the developer of ALGAE-X® technology, announces today the release of the MTC-HC150 High Capacity Mobile Tank Cleaning and Fuel Optimization System.  The MTC-HC150 is used as a service tool to clean large diesel fuel storage tanks and restore the fuel to optimal condition including mission-critical emergency backup generator installations such as hospitals, public safety and security operations, and data centers.

The MTC-HC150 is the perfect solution for removing sludge, contaminants, and water from tank bottoms and then restoring fuel to “Clear and Bright” optimal condition in large-capacity fuel storage tanks. The MTC-HC150 System features an adjustable filtration flow rate from 15 to 150 gallons per minute, dual independent pre-filter vessels, dual ALGAE-X® Fuel Conditioners, and dual Final Filter vessels.  For portability, the MTC-HC150 System is mounted on two metal skids that have integrated spill containment trays.

“Fuel quality is paramount in mission-critical installations; unserviceable fuel is the most common cause for failure of emergency generators once called into service,” said Wessel van Tonder, AXI’s CEO. “The HC150 addresses this problem at an industry-leading 150 gallons per minute.”

About AXI 

Beginning with the development of the patented ALGAE-X® Inline Fuel Conditioner in 1995, AXI has grown to incorporate Fuel Conditioning Technology in advanced fuel filtration, conditioning and optimization systems. In 2012, AXI doubled the size of its Fort Myers headquarters in order to meet the demand of increased sales. AXI’s Fuel Maintenance and Optimization Systems are not only Green Clean Institute Certified but also they restore and optimize fuel quality – wherever fuel is used or stored. AXI’s commitment to customer service and superior engineering has propelled the company to a worldwide leadership position in the market while promoting the efficient use of non-renewable resources. AXI is represented in more than 70 countries worldwide. AXI Fuel Maintenance Systems are available through factory-trained resellers and representatives, major engine distributors, marine equipment distributors, and fuel storage tank manufacturers, petroleum equipment suppliers.

Read more at: www.AXIFuelConditioning.com 

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