Cummins opens its largest technical centre in Pune

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 01 Mar 2018


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L-R: Jennifer Rumsey, vice-president and chief technical officer, Cummins Inc., Tom Linebarger CEO and chairman, Sandeep Sinha, MD, and Union minister Anant Geete with the Cummins BS VI engine.

Cummins Inc today inaugurated its new state-of-the-art technical centere at the Kothrud campus in Pune, Maharashtra. The Cummins Technical Center India is equipped with world-class laboratories, engine test cells and engineering facilities.

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L-R: Jennifer Rumsey, vice-president and chief technical officer, Cummins Inc., Tom Linebarger CEO and chairman, Sandeep Sinha, MD, and Union minister Anant Geete with the Cummins BS VI engine.

“We see real opportunities for continued growth in India,” said Tom Linebarger, Cummins Inc chairman and CEO. “The investments we made here decades ago also help us weather the cyclical nature of our industry, and we expect continued growth here as well as the more stringent emission norms – the move to BS VI – presents significant opportunities for Cummins to provide our customers with technologies that will help them succeed in their businesses.”

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Anant Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, government of India, inaugurates the state-of-the-art facility.

The four-storey building is impressive with seating capacity for 2,500 professional engineering staff. The new office features collaborative workspace that will support diverse work styles, preferences and backgrounds for all employees. It will promote employee well-being through the use of light, art and design and productivity through amenities and technology. The office space includes a flexible learning center to support education, training and team building.

The facility houses 36 engine test cell slots; two turbocharger rigs; one emissions burner test rig; eight product line specific labs; and nine shared services labs. These are the physical assets required to support every global business and product line the company produces.

“We are focused on capable infrastructure, capable people and delivering our brand promise of innovation and dependability. We have been and continue to be committed to growing our engineering capability in India,” explained Mark Firth, executive director – India Engineering.

The company has invested approximately $1 billion in India throughout the past five years. Cummins first invested in India more than 50 years ago – in 1962 – breaking ground on its first facility in Pune. Today, the Cummins technical organization in India plays an important role in developing and supporting Cummins products across Cummins markets in India and around the world.


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