Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc.

Cummins engines

Cummins – a concern that designs and manufactures diesel engines and other drive systems for manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction, industrial, agricultural, railway, marine and military equipment. The headquarters is located in Columbus, Indiana (USA).

The “Cummins Engine Company” was founded on February 3, 1919, thanks to two people. The first was William Glanton “W.G.” Irwin, a banker and investor, and Clessie Lyle Cummins, a self-taught mechanic and inventor. In 1908, Irwin hired Cummins to service his car, which marked the beginning of their partnership. During World War I, thanks to government contracts, company ran a thriving workshop. At that time, he realized that diesel engines had a big future ahead of them. This was due to their low fuel consumption, reliability, service life and efficiency.

Cummins brand engines can be found in trucks, buses and coaches, among others:

Cummins, apart from diesel engines (from 18 to 3,500 hp), produces engines for compressed natural gas, power generators up to 2,700 kVA, related engine technologies and components, elements of fuel systems, control systems, and filtration systems. Modern diesel engines come with intake and exhaust systems simultaneously.

As part of the Cummins Inc. include the following companies:

  • “Cummins Power Generation” – produces power generators, operating in the basic and emergency mode, with a capacity of 8 kW to 3.3 MW. They are used on construction sites, supermarkets, telecommunications, banks, hospitals, schools and factories.
  • “Fleetguard” – manufactures filtration systems for such products as: trucks, coaches and buses, power generators, construction machinery, agricultural machinery, specialized machinery and auxiliary marine and marine engines.
  • “Nelson” – manufactures exhaust systems and intake systems for diesel engines.
  • “Newage International” – produces synchronous power generators.
  • “Holset” – produces turbochargers for the automotive industry, construction machinery, engines for marine applications and power generators.

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