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Diesel Forward

Introducing our new CEO and President: Houman Kashanipour “HK”

Houman Kashanipour (HK) has been appointed as Diesel Forward’s new CEO and President.

Houman Kashanipour (HK) “Since its inception by founder Gene Schey, Diesel Forward has been built upon the core focus of taking care of our customers. With this as our foundation, the company has seen ten-fold growth under the leadership of Bob Breunig, who has always driven us to be better and to never accept the status quo. I’m honored and excited to guard and grow that legacy into the future and to have Bob’s expertise and leadership on the Board.“

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Diesel Forward expands with Florida acquisition

Diesel Forward, through its Alliant Power dealer network of diesel repair experts, has been servicing critical diesel engine systems with OE components for more than 60 years. In continued efforts to expand their product and service network offerings, Diesel Forward has reached agreement to purchase Everglades Diesel Injection Service, Inc. This acquisition will expand Diesel Forward’s distribution footprint and product range in marine and large bore diesel fuel and air systems.

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2020 Diesel Expo

Diesel Forward, headquartered in Windsor, WI, is going virtual. We are hosting our first virtual Diesel Expo. The 2020 Diesel Expo encourages independent repairs, fleets and other diesel vehicle/equipment owners/enthusiasts to attend and learn more about the products and services they can receive through our highly skilled diesel expert network. Our network has 400+ locations across the US and Canada that specialize in fuel system and engine repair for a variety of diesel engine applications.

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We Are Open

Dear Valued Customers,

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Diesel Forward, Inc. purchases Southwest Diesel and Electrical Corporation

(Windsor, WI) – Diesel Forward® has signed an agreement to purchase the assets of Southwest Diesel and Electrical Corporation. The closed date was Friday, January 10, 2020. Both companies distribute diesel engine parts for leading global manufacturers such as Alliant Power®, BorgWarner®, Bosch®, Cummins®, Delphi®, Denso®, Garrett®, Holset®, Mann + Hummel®, Parker Racor®, Stanadyne®, and Yanmar® into the aftermarket. This acquisition will strengthen Diesel Forward’s presence in the Western Region.

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Diesel Forward Announces Alliant Power Distributor of the Year

Diesel Forward, Inc., the nation’s leading aftermarket diesel parts distributor, is pleased to announce GCL as Alliant Power’s Distributor of the Year for the highest percentage of growth of any other distributor in 2018.

Nate Breunig, Alliant Power Senior Manager of National Accounts, offered this comment “We are very proud of GCL Diesel’s achievement. Their strong distribution capabilities and customer service continues to make them and the Alliant Power brand a success in Canada!”

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Diesel Forward Announces New President

Diesel Forward, a leading aftermarket distributor of diesel engine parts for leading global manufacturers, announces Houman Kashanipour (HK) as its new President. As President, Kashanipour will be supporting Diesel Forward’s recent expansion by directing day-to-day operations with a constant focus on efficiency and team building. He will report directly to CEO Robert Breunig.

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Diesel Forward At HDAW 2019!

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy-duty industry. More than 2,300 executives and managers from the U.S., Canada and six other countries including distributors, suppliers, service providers, educators and industry media attended the 2018 conference in Las Vegas. It was created by the industry's leading trade associations and marketing groups with a long-term goal of consolidating the many annual events on the industry calendar and to create the most valuable event for the heavy duty aftermarket.

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Manufactured Again Certified

Manufactured Again is a comprehensive education and awareness program that informs buyers, technicians, and end-users about the benefits of remanufactured products.

Manufactured Again Certification, a separate program, is a quality process certification for remanufacturers to certify their industrialized processes and manufacturing facilities on par with new.

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ISO Certified

Our decision to work towards ISO 9001 accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing a high-quality and consistent service to our clients and our ongoing investment in technology, development and processes and procedures. To become ISO 9001 compliant, Diesel Forward underwent an evaluation process that included quality management system development, a management system documentation review, pre-audit, initial assessment, and clearance of non-conformances, all of which work to identify corrective actions that eliminate non-conformance to the quality management standard.

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Diesel Forward, Inc. and H.G. Makelim Co. Announce Merger

(Windsor, Wis) – The Heavy Duty Division of H.G. Makelim Co. will merge with Diesel Forward, Inc. effective December 18, 2017. Both companies distribute diesel engine parts for leading global manufacturers such as Bosch, Stanadyne, Denso, Delphi, Alliant Power, Borg Warner, and Holset into the aftermarket. This merger will expand Diesel Forward’s reach across the continental United States.

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Alliant Power

Off-Highway and Fuel System Repair Diesel Expo

You are invited to attend Diesel Expo; a free, semi-annual virtual event designed to boost your knowledge!
Join us for training, networking and giveaways on November 10-11 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST each day. Click to register or find out more information regarding the event.


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Diesel Expo 2021

Alliant Power®, established in 2002 in Windsor, WI, is hosting the virtual Diesel Expo. The Diesel Expo will be focused on light duty and medium & heavy duty applications.  Diesel Expo encourages independent repairs, fleets and other diesel vehicle/equipment owners/enthusiasts to attend and learn more about the products and services they can receive through our highly skilled diesel expert network. Diesel Expo is a free opportunity to connect with industry leading experts from across the country such as Bosch®, Delphi®, Denso®, Stanadyne®, BorgWarner®, Garrett®, IHI® and more! During the event attendees will be able to visit with various product manufacturers and industry partners to view the latest products and services.  

The event will be 100% online and taking place: April 28-29 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST each day.  

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Alliant Power 24-Month Warranty

In December of 2017, Alliant Power enhanced their best-in-class 13-month standard warranty with Alliant Power WARRANTYPLUS. WARRANTYPLUS is a two-part enhancement offering guaranteed acceptance for part only warranty submissions or extended warranty coverage when seeking parts and labor for G2.8, 6.4L Piezo and HEUI new and remanufactured injectors. Please visit for additional information regarding WARRANTYPLUS.

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Alliant Power New Product Announcement

Alliant Power is pleased to announce an update to AP63505 Water Pump for the Ford® 6.7L Power Stroke® application listed in the table below. Alliant Power introduced AP63505 and AP63506 Water Pumps that utilized a water jacket housing which differs by application. It has been determined the water pumps tend to fail more than the housing. To address this issue Alliant Power is now offering the water pump separate from the housing. This water pump is for use on both the single and dual alternator models as the secondary water pump.

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Alliant Power Signs Joint Distribution Agreement with PurePower Technologies

Columbia, S.C. – June 5, 2017 – PurePower Technologies, Inc.® and Alliant Power®, a division of Diesel Forward, Inc.®, have entered into a joint distribution agreement in which Alliant Power will distribute PurePower's industry-leading new and remanufactured diesel fuel injectors.

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