Cummins in India on Friday inaugurated three plants at its Phaltan, Pune, Megasite. The company invested Rs.500 crore in these plants. The 300-acre project qualifies for ‘mega project' of the Maharashtra Government.
Half of the acreage is set up as a Domestic Tariff Area and the other half as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for exports.
The first three plants that were launched today [Friday] were Tata Cummins' second manufacturing facility producing engines for commercial vehicles, power generation and industrial markets, an engine rebuild centre and a reconditioning facility for remanufacturing engines and components.
According to Tim Solso, Chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc., “… 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 about $300 million spanning the next few years, is a demonstration of our commitment to further strengthen our long and valued association with India.”
Anant Talaulicar, Managing Director of Cummins Group in India, said, “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.”
Over the last few years, the Cummins Group in India has been executing an aggressive growth plan involving all nine affiliated companies. The second Tata Cummins plant, The Cummins India rebuild centre for high horsepower engines and Cummins Technologies India's ReCon plant are the first of several forthcoming projects to come up at the Megasite.
Tata Cummins, one of Cummins Group's nine affiliated companies, is a joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Tata Motors and was formed in 1993. The joint venture's existing Jamshedpur plant produces the B series and ISB electronic engines for commercial vehicles, power generation and industrial markets.
The new plant at the Megasite will make the B Series mechanical engine, a cost-effective BS-III compliant solution for the Indian market and the ISB electronic engines for the BS-IV norms. The facility has been designed to make 90,000 units annually, and can expand to 1.20 lakh units.
The high horsepower rebuild centre 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, introduces the new concept of remanufacturing in India, which requires 85 per cent lesser energy than making the very same product from new parts. The facility will offer professionally remanufactured, high quality engines and components built in accordance with stringent functional specifications of the original product. The business will offer the latest emissions capable products, covered under Cummins warranty.