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 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.
VFI Turbocharger Division
Our fastest growing division due in part to the long established turbocharger people we have on staff. Our senior engineer John Todd, who has spent the best part of his career in Diesel Turbochargers; Bruce Groner, a turbo parts specialist; Yvonne Ranks, parts specialist; Rick Shamro, our service manager and Robin Smith, the turbo machine shop lead man to name of few of the best.
VFI Fuel Injection Calibration Department
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.
Exhaust Brake, Butterfly Valve Manufacturing
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.
Electronic Circuit Design and Assembly
Today's electronically-controlled transmissions require precise control for maximum performance. Electronically controlling Variable Vane turbochargers enables them to be used as exhaust brakes. Rather than outsource this important componentry, BD created its own department for circuit board design/assembly, programming and wire harness assembly.
Transmission and Torque Converter Design and Remanufacturing
Focused on just Diesel driven transmissions we designed new internal components to increase torque holding power. BD specializes in Ford, Dodge and GM/Allison truck transmissions. Every one of BD's complete exchange tow or race transmission assemblies is designed to handle double the amount of factory torque. BD manufactures the toughest torque converter in the industry, with custom-designed cast stators, furnace-brazed fins, double and triple clutches and stamp-forged covers (stronger than billet steel!) for high-horsepower/torque applications.
VFI Vehicle Service
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.
BD Research and Development
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.
Sales and Marketing
Our trained technical sales department educates users and dealers in product application and business development sustaining market leadership. 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, Jeff, Chris, Guy at different events. Our CSR team of 7 is always waiting to be of service to you.
Our comprehensive approach to the diesel performance aftermarket ensures not only quality products but a focus on developing new products throughout the years. Thank you for your interest in BD Diesel Performance!