Cummins Opens Complex in India

Engine manufacturer Cummins opened, at the end of last week, a huge plant complex in Pune, India, to be operated by the local joint venture Tata Cummins. The complex comprises no less than three facilities.

The high horsepower rebuild centre will be used to manufacture engines from 19 litres (K19) up to 60 litres (QSK60 series), but also as a repair hub for the engines produced under the Cummins logo. The manufacturing plant will produce the B Series mechanical engine, while the third facility, ReCon India, will be used to remanufacture engines and components.

“We believe a project of the scale of the Megasite involving investments of about $300 million spanning the next few years, is a demonstration of our commitment to further strengthen our long and valued association with India,” said Tim Solso, Cummins CEO.

Separately, the latest on-highway commercial diesel trucks engine offerings coming from specialist Cummins, the 11.9l and 15l units, were launched recently complete with a set of BorgWarner-sourced technologies which would allow them to become one of the greenest power plants on the market.

More specifically, the engines use the supplier's EGR valve and actuator technologies, providing reduced emissions. The EGR, for instance, is targeted to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

"Today's commercial and industrial diesel engines require state-of-the-art EGR systems to lower the combustion temperatures that produce harmful NOx emissions," said Thomas Waldhier, BorgWarner Emissions Systems general manager.

"As emissions standards in this market segment continue to become more stringent, we anticipate demand for our advanced EGR systems to grow significantly."
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