Cummins’ operations in India celebrate 50th Anniversary
April 13: Cummins in India, the leading manufacturer of engines, generators and related components and technologies, completed 50 years (1962-2012) of its operations in India on April 11.
Starting off as a JV in India in 1962 operating one manufacturing plant in Pune, in its 50th year, Cummins has grown to incorporate eight legal entities (including affiliated) which collectively operate 20 manufacturing facilities and employ close to 14,000 individuals across as many as 200 locations in the country. These eight entities include Cummins India, Cummins Generator Technologies India, Cummins Technologies India, Cummins Research & Technology India, Fleetguard Filters, Tata Cummins, Valvoline Cummins and KPIT Cummins Infosystems.
Anant J Talaulicar, MD, Cummins Group in India (pictured), said: “Completing 50 glorious years evokes a great sense of pride for not only all of us in India, but also the larger Cummins family across the world. With combined sales of $2.3 billion in 2011, our businesses in India continue to grow profitably at double-digit rates. Cummins in India is the subcontinent’s largest diesel and natural gas engine and generator manufacturer and with the Megasite project fully underway at Phaltan, we are strongly positioned to achieving our future growth targets of becoming a $7 billion group in five years. With a collective base of 14,000 employees, in four wholly or majority owned and four joint venture entities, we are privileged to have grown significantly as an employer of choice in our sector in the country.”