COLUMBUS, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2016--
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today announced that the company is
reorganizing its manufacturing operations, as part of its plan to adjust
to weak global demand for power generation equipment. These moves will
help best position the company for long-term success.
Over the next 24 months, Cummins plans to relocate its generator set
assembly operations located in Kent, U.K. to Daventry, U.K., Phaltan,
India and Wuhan, China. The footprint of the Cummins Kent site will be
reduced as it is transformed into an important regional distribution and
“By relocating our U.K. generator assembly operations to other
locations, we can better balance our capacity with demand, and leverage
our global supply chain strengths,” said Rich Freeland, Chief Operating
Officer, Cummins Inc. “We believe that making these changes will improve
our manufacturing capabilities and processes, enhance our customer
service, and generate efficiencies by further integrating our power
generation and engine supply chains.”
For nearly 50 years, Cummins has had operations in the U.K. and
currently has eight manufacturing facilities and 4,500 employees across
23 sites in 17 cities.
“Cummins remains committed to our strong presence in the U.K.,” Freeland
continued, “We are working to implement changes across the globe that
create a stronger and more competitive Cummins and underscore our
mission and values.”
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel
and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel
systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and
electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana,
(USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 55,000 people worldwide
and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories
through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent
distributor locations and approximately 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins
earned $1.4 billion on sales of $19.1 billion in 2015. Press releases
can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com.
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Source: Cummins Inc.
Director, External Communications