A brief history about ASNU to give you comfort that you are not dealing with a here today and gone tomorrow organization.
Recognizing The Need
ASNU was developed back in the early Eighties by Alan Skovron, who at the time owned his own fuel injection workshop in Sydney and was regarded as one of the leading fuel injection specialists in Australia.
In the 1980’s, the Australian petrol engine vehicle market, percentage wise, had more fuel injected vehicles than most other major counties. With the fuel being of lead based production and by today’s standards, of poor quality, the petrol injector valves began to foul up and clog, restricting the fuel flow and causing poor fuel atomisation.
This poor injector performance affected the engines performance, so more and more companies started to produce chemical cleaning system, either fluid you add to the fuel in the tank or a pressure system that fitted into the fuel system. Alan had tried the various chemical cleaning systems, with differing results, but none able to return the injectors to 100% to their original condition.
Now we are a long way down the road and 2006 has seen the demand grow in many areas, Motorsport in particular has woken up to the advantages ASNU can offer.
Marine and Motorcycle engineers have also seen the need for ASNU, Yamaha and Mercury are now using ASNU.
Finding The Solution
Faced with this problem, Alan experimented with cleaning injectors using ultrasonic’s. To test his results, he built a flow bench so that he could see the spray patterns and measure the flow rates. Further experiment using ultrasonic’s followed until Alan was able to get the injectors performing as if the were as good “AS NEW” (ASNU).
With the prototype ASNU, Alan started to solve problems on fuel-injected engines that other workshops and other equipment could not resolve.
As word spread, Alan started to receive enquiries from other garages to build an ASNU system for them.
With the assistance of a marketing genius, elder brother Mike, the Skovron brothers set about building and marketing the ASNU machine.
Into The Future
ASNU are the world leaders in their field, now entering their 20th year of manufacturing the ASNU system, when the likes of Sun, Souria, Allen,Bear, and Crypton have either disappeared or been sold, ASNU stayed, using the same equipment, so there must be a need for ASNU.
The company SAMES (Bosch Service in Southend, Essex for many years) has finally closed down and the owners have retired, but they sold their 19 year old ASNU.
For ASNU to stay consistently leading the market worldwide, using the basic design (with a few cosmetic changes over the years) that we started with, we must be doing something right and there must also be a need for it, hopefully we will be able to show how to identify this need.