December 6

Ken’s History

Ken’s History
Ken Byron began his career in the auto repair trade, earning his Journeyman status as an automotive mechanic.  He left the automotive trade, joining a company that represented Ford’s commercial and industrial engines.  During his short time there, he learned the diesel injection trade. From there he went to Bosch, It was a good fit because of his automotive and diesel injection background. He was their diesel injection reman guy, building pumps at Bosch Canada, before promotion “Technical Sales Representative” for Western Canada.
November 12

Hans Rusch Retires and Welcomes Ken & Faith

Ken and Faith
In 1989, Hans retires and sells the company to Ken & Faith Byron.
May 23

Another New Home

Another New Home
NW Fuel Injection moved to 805 Agnes St, just up the road from the previous location.
August 6

Hans is Back Again

Hans is Back Again
In 1983, times were tough for NW Fuel and Hans bought NW Fuel Injection back, which is why we’re now known as NW Fuel Injection (1983) Ltd.
May 11

NW Fuel Injection’s Nanaimo Location Sold

NW Fuel Injection’s Nanaimo Location Sold
The economy was difficult in the early 80’s, and soon New West Diesel sold the Nanaimo location to Lloyd, the manager who was running the shop, and still owns it to this day.  
September 11

NW Fuel sold back to New West Diesel

NW Fuel sold back to New West Diesel
In 1979, Hans sold NW Fuel Injection back to New West Diesel, which by then had new owners.
July 22


Sometime in the mid 1970’s Hans opened a location in Nanaimo, to serve our friends on the island.
September 27

Typical ’70’s Hairstyle

Ken at NW Fuel
Check out this fantastic hairstyle, many will recognize this face!
March 14

Expanding in the 70’s

Expanding in the 70’s
NW Fuel Injection quickly outgrew it’s one room and moved to 835 Agnes St in New Westminster, in what used to be an old butcher shop.
April 13

Having Fun in the Shop

Having Fun in the Shop
It wasn’t all work and no play. Michelle was always good for a comedic break.
November 17

Surprise Shot

Surprise Shot
We wish we knew the story behind this photo. Just look at those eyes!
July 7

Hans Rusch

Diesel Trade Magazine
Hans Rusch, originally from Switzerland, was an employee of North West Diesel.  He specialized in fuel injection (at that time mostly Detroit diesel 2 stroke injectors),and convinced the owners of North West Diesel to rent him a small room in the back of their building, where he began doing business as NW Fuel Injection. Since we couldn’t get a picture of him, we thought you would enjoy this historical magazine cover.
February 7

NW Fuel Grand Opening

NW Fuel newspaper ad
Hans Rusch opened NW Fuel Injection waterfront in New Westminster, corner of 3rd Ave and 12th St. Building was in the back of North West Diesel, all in one large room.