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Cummins breaks ground for Industrial Engine Upfit Centre at Phaltan Print E-mail
Written by Vivek   
Saturday, 13 August 2011
Pune: Tom Linebarger, President & COO, Cummins Inc. and also the CEO-designate of the US headquartered multinational, inaugurated the company's fourth facility, a Parts Distribution Center (PDC) at the Megasite in Phaltan today. With this new facility, the total investments by Cummins Group at the Megasite has reached approximately $100 million.

The Cummins Group in India also broke ground for a fifth project at the site, an Industrial Engine Upfit Centre. It is expected to commence production by mid 2012 with a production capacity of 20,000 engines annually.

Cummins will now begin construction of the Industrial Engine Upfit Centre for up-fitting diesel and natural gas mechanical and electronic B and L series engines. This facility will also manufacture C series engines. The range will serve the power generation, industrial and automotive sectors.

The Parts Distribution Center will serve as a logistics hub and has been established to enhance supply chain efficiency in aftermarket parts distribution.

Cummins had launched three facilities - the second manufacturing facility of Tata Cummins Limited, an engine rebuild centre and a reconditioning facility for re-manufacturing engines and components - in January this year. Tom Linebarger said that the total project involves investments of around $400 million over the next few years, and demonstrates Cummins’ commitment to India.

"The concept of co-locating our businesses at a common campus offers us the competitive advantage of scale and helps achieve synergies of cost and efficiency," he said.

Tom Linebarger, Anant Talaulicar (Cummins India's managing director), John Wall (chief technical officer) and senior officials of the company took part in a function to honour India's first all-women batch of 65 mechanical engineering students at the Cummins college of engineering for women (CCEW). The percentage of women in Cummins India's work force has grown from 4%, when the company started to over 25% now. This year the company made 42 job offers during campus recruitment at the CCEW.

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