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Cummins inaugurates its Megasite in Pune, three plants launched Print E-mail
Written by Vijay   
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Pune: Cummins India Limited (CIL), a manufacturer of engines, generators and related technologies, inaugurated three new plants at its 300 acre Megasite in Phaltan, Pune. The three plants built on an investment of Rs. 500 crores are the first of several forthcoming facilities at the Megasite.

The first three plants that were launched were the second manufacturing facility of Tata Cummins Limited producing engines for commercial vehicles, power generation and industrial markets, an engine rebuild center and a reconditioning facility for remanufacturing engines and components.

The projects at this site that has been awarded ‘mega project’ status by the Government of Maharashtra, is designed to house ongoing and future expansions of the Cummins Group in India.  Half of the acreage is set up as a Domestic Tariff Area and the other half as a Special Economic Zone for exports.

The new Tata Cummins plant has been designed with an initial annual production capacity of manufacturing 90,000  B Series mechanical engines and the ISB electronic engines for the BS-IV norms. The facility can be expanded to produce 1.20 lakh units annually.

The first Tata Cummins engine manufacturing plant is located at Jamshedpur adjacent to Tata Motors Ltd.It commenced operations in 1996 and it manufactures low emission Diesel Engines  used in  Tata Motors Ltd's Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles. The engines conform to EURO-I, EURO-II & EURO-III standards for emissions.

The engine rebuild center  will rebuild engines from 19 litres (K19) up to 60 litres (QSK60 series) and also repair all other Cummins manufactured engine models.

The third facility , ReCon India , will offer professionally remanufactured, high quality engines and components built to stringent specification which will result in minimum down time in repairing the engine and components.

"Our association with India dates back nearly half a century.  Particularly, over the last few years, our operations in India have expanded and grown multi-fold owing to several positive factors such as a rapidly growing economy, a vast talent pool and the investments we have been making in new products and services.  Encouraged by these, the Megasite was conceived to house our future expansions.  Furthermore, the concept of co-locating our businesses at a common campus offers the advantage of scale and greater synergy to our operations.  We believe a project of the scale of the Megasite involving investments of approximately US$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, Chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc.

"We have significantly and profitably grown our businesses in India over the last few years and we expect this positive trend to continue in future.  The expansions will cater to the increasing market demands and ensure that we continue to serve our customers well.  The project will continue to generate significant employment opportunities for locals, and help develop ancillary industries in the Phaltan-Baramati area.  Consistent with our core values, we are working closely with the local community to develop skilled workforce by sponsoring the local ITI, forming relationships with the colleges in Baramati and adopting nearby villages.  We are working with the Government to develop the infrastructure to sustain industrial growth in and around Phaltan and I am delighted to say that we have received great support in these efforts.  We are excited that besides supporting the Group’s future growth plans, the Megasite is geared to play a pivotal role in bringing a positive difference in the lives of the residents of Phaltan and those in neighboring towns and cities," said Anant Talaulicar, Managing Director of Cummins Group in India.

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