The BD name became recognized in 1989, when the company introduced the first exhaust brake for the burgeoning Diesel pick-up truck market. BD's roots, however, actually date back to 1972, when Valley Fuel Injection Ltd. (VFI) first opened its doors. Today, Valley Fuel Injection and BD Diesel Performance are one, with specialty divisions that focus on Diesel power train components.
Our goal is to be an innovative company and a world class manufacturer that distributes products Worldwide for North American Diesel vehicles.
BD Diesel Performance is unique among its peers. Design, creation, manufacturing, remanufacturing and distribution of a wide range of products specifically engineered for performance Diesel powered applications all done in house. Located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, BD's state-of-the-art facilities cover 65,000 square feet, and employ 100 plus highly-trained individuals. Owned and managed by father and son with many families that all work together here.
The turbocharger industry is a special industry for BD and remains a key technological asset. When looking at our experienced staff, the majority of our key staff members have been developed in or around this technology. At BD we focus on the customer's needs, whether it is fast turnaround, state of the art compressor wheels or turbine wheels we look to deliver on the highest expectations. You can be assured that a BD turbocharger has been hand crafted to greatest standards. Using precision lathes, milling equipment, honing machines, and inspection CMMs your turbocharger is continuously graded to exceed the OEMs specifications.
Owing to its heritage as a diesel fuel systems specialist, Valley Fuel Injection is a factory-certified Bosch, Stanadyne, Delphi and Zexel calibration and repair lab. VFI is one of few injection shops in North America to have Bosch Common Rail parts and an overhaul and testing franchise. VFI rebuilds most all mechanical and electronically-controlled fuel pumps and injectors for Diesel engine applications. The fuel injection department is fully tooled and can service gas direct injectors. Craig Warren runs this department and his whole career focus is fuel injection technology.
BD built its reputation on exhaust brakes starting in the early 90's with many casting designs for both engine and remote mount air actuated systems. Rugged cast-iron bodies with an offset stainless steel butterfly build peak efficiency quickly. Emergency engine shutdown is accomplished with our Positive Air Shutdown which utilizes a butterfly valve in a compact valve. To improve turbocharger response time we designed a Turbine Diverter valve for turbos without Variable Geometry regulation.
Throughout the automotive industry electronic technology has become an integral part of the OEM solution. Whether it is safety, performance, or driving improvements, BD Diesel Performance has developed a strong electronic department to focus strictly on this technology. By focusing on the core needs of the customer, we engineer out the possible product failures and maximize key features to deliver a top to bottom solution. Utilizing state of the art manufacturing equipment, we maximize value and minimize time consuming tasks that inflate costs. Vehicle electronic technology will remain a key technology at BD Diesel Performance.
Transmissions have a singular but ambitious challenge - to transfer all the torque from the diesel engine to the drive wheels. This must be accomplished while maintaining shift quality and minimizing NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness). With stock or OE configurations, this capacity challenge is somewhat less than extraordinary. Comparatively, a high output diesel will develop 2-4 times the original engine torque - this is truly astonishing! Utilizing the latest technology in CAD and FEA simulation, we can predict and eliminate failures before they happen. Product and development cycle times have dropped in half, all delivering the customer a newer product revision that continues the incremental improvement and additional torque capacity. The dedicated team of the Transmission and Torque Convertor Department are true experts in the development and analysis of the diesel transmission. Their expertise assures you the best quality and service available in our field.
Specializing in diesel pickup trucks, you can't get a better mechanical center to service or overhaul your diesel truck. This well-equipped facility features state-of-the-art diagnostic scanners, a 1,500 horsepower computerized chassis dynamometer and the best diesel technicians. It is also the place where BD's famous bi-annual Dyno Day is held.
Developing great new products that provide benefits to the consumer and income for dealers requires focus. Christian Roth leads the product development team. They design diesel turbocharger systems, electronic controls for automatic transmissions, intake systems, air to air and water to air intercoolers, injector and pump designs, exhaust recirculating systems, flex plates, short-throw shift kits, engine high rpm shut down devices, suspension components and many other new products. With design, manufacturing and testing in-house, we can assure the utmost quality in our products. Many awards have been awarded to BD from SEMA and the industry over the years.
Management is on a lean journey to reduce waste throughout the company. We strive to treat our people as we would want to be treated and are rewarded for this effort. We have many long term people and have a family environment.
At BD we believe in a top to bottom solution approach. With great products, you need great support. As such our technical sales department does exactly that, offer technical and sales support. That question on installation or how to support my supply chain can be answered with a single call. As technology improves so does the methods of communication, as so our team is here to support you the customer, whether through education or show support we will help you reach your sales goals. Our professionals are on the road throughout the year in all corners of North America, providing intensive training to our installation and distribution centers. You may even meet up with Harald, Chris, Guy, Blair, or Brad at different events.
In addition to production knowledge, product documentation on key selling points or product information is presented by the Marketing Department. This is a key value add-on that we feel is important in presenting a professional approach.