Arctic Cat RIOT 8000

Tracker Off Road 800SX

Kautex Fuel Tank


share of Textron
2019 revenues

2019 Revenues
by region

Our Industrial Segment designs and manufactures a variety of products within the Fuel Systems and Functional Components and Specialized Vehicles product lines.

Fuel Systems and Functional Components
Our Fuel Systems and Functional Components product line is produced by our Kautex business unit which is headquartered in Germany. Kautex is a leader in designing and manufacturing plastic fuel systems for automobiles and light trucks, including blow-molded solutions for conventional plastic fuel tanks and pressurized plastic fuel tanks for hybrid vehicle applications. Kautex also develops and manufactures clear-vision systems for automotive safety, advanced driver assistance systems and selective catalytic reduction systems.

Textron Specialized Vehicles
Textron Specialized Vehicles designs and manufactures golf cars, professional turf care equipment, commercial and industrial utility vehicles, recreational side-by-sides and ATVs, snowmobiles, and ground support equipment for the aviation industry. These products are sold under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Tracker Off Road®, Jacobsen®, Ransomes, TUG, Douglas, Premier and Safeaero brands. These businesses have a diversified customer base that includes golf courses and resorts, government agencies and municipalities, consumers, outdoor enthusiasts, and commercial and industrial users such as factories, warehouses, airports, planned communities, hunting preserves, educational and corporate campuses, sporting venues, municipalities, utilities and agriculture and landscaping professionals.

Key data

(Dollars in millions) 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Revenues 3,798 4,291 4,286 3,794 3,544
Segment profit 217 218 290 329 302
Segment profit margin 5.7% 5.1% 6.8% 8.7% 8.5%
Total assets 2,781 2,815 3,360 2,409 2,236
Capital expenditures 97 132 158 121 105
Depreciation and amortization 108 112 105 81 76


(In millions) 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Fuel Systems and Functional
Components 2,237 2,352 2,330 2,273 2,078
Specialized Vehicles 1,561 1,691 1,486 1,080 1,021
Tool and Test Equipment 248 470 441 445
Total revenues 3,798 4,291 4,286 3,794 3,544

E-Z-GO RXV ELiTE Lithium

Arctic Cat Wildcat XX

Kautex Clear Vision System

Arctic Cat M 8000
Mountain Cat Alpha One

GSE Safeaero

Cushman Hauler 800X ELiTE

Textron Specialized Vehicles
Consumer A wide range of vehicles in the outdoor powersports market, including side-by-sides and ATVs under the Arctic Cat and Tracker Off Road brands and personal transportation vehicles (PTVs) under the E-Z-GO brand. PTVs are modified E-Z-GO golf cars used primarily in planned communities and neighborhoods.
Commercial Commercial utility vehicles used across markets including agriculture, construction, maintenance, manufacturing, and distribution facilities. Models range from commercial electric, gas, and diesel-powered side-by-sides to electrically powered industrial burden carriers and tuggers for indoor use. Vehicles are sold under the Cushman brand.
Golf Golf car fleets, utility, and hospitality vehicles at golf courses and resorts worldwide. Golf cars are sold under the E-Z-GO brand and the utility and hospitality vehicles are sold under the Cushman brand.
Ground support equipment for airlines, cargo carriers, and airports worldwide. Product lines include towbarless and conventional aircraft pushbacks, deicing equipment, belt loaders, cargo and baggage tractors, ground power units, air-starts and mobile HVAC units. Equipment is sold under the TUG, Douglas, Premier, and Safeaero brands and under the Textron GSE name.
Turf Professional mowing and turf care equipment for groundskeepers and municipal and institutional turf managers sold under the Jacobsen and Ransomes brands.
Snow A variety of snowmobiles for the snow powersports market including trail, crossover, mountain, utility, touring, and youth sleds. All sleds are sold under the Arctic Cat brand.
hybrid fuel tank
First to market in 2015, the all-plastic, lightweight pressurized fuel tank is suitable for hybrid applications. The tank is created using Kautex’s NGFS® twin sheet technology, adding patented stiffening elements to withstand the pressure/vacuum requirements needed for hybrid applications and eliminating the need for steel support.
Next Generation
Fuel Systems
NGFS® technology, also known as “twin sheet” technology, helps reduce emissions and weight while potentially increasing volume depending on tank design. NGFS® is produced by lowering two sheets of multi-layered parison through the extrusion head of the blow molding machine. The “twin sheet” design allows easy access for components to be integrated directly into the plastic shell, thus eliminating the need for cutting and welding and reducing emissions.
fuel systems
A multi-layer extrusion process that includes a series of virgin layers of High Density Polyethylene Extrusion, regrind, and ethylene vinyl alcohol—the “barrier” layer that reduces the emission of hydrocarbons into the atmosphere.
(SCR) Systems
The Kautex SCR system helps eliminate nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel fuel systems. The SCR system injects AdBlue® /DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid: urea/water solution) into the exhaust system, reducing the harmful NOx emission to water and nitrogen. SCR systems can reduce NOx by approximately 85% (98% less than EU 4/5) and reduce fuel consumption by 8%.
and camera
Dirt from muddy roads, dust, frost, snow, and pollution can all affect the performance of the vehicle’s windshield, headlights or camera system(s). To help safeguard the full functionality of these components, Kautex Clear Vision Systems (CVS) has created solutions including washer fill & storage, washer fluid management and nozzles for headlights, windshields, camera and ADAS sensors.
ADAS sensor
Autonomous driving vehicles require the usage of various cameras and sensors. For safety reasons these sensors need to be clean to ensure proper functionality of the related Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).