Cummins Generator Technologies China Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary
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Press release date: November 28, 2007
November 28, 2007
Wuxi, China - Cummins Generator Technologies (CGT) China, formerly known as Wuxi Newage Alternators, recently held a celebration to mark its 10th anniversary of local production in China.
The plant is only wholly-owned entity of Cummins Generator Technologies in China. Ever since the first Stamford HC4 300kw alternator rolled off the production line in 1997, the high-volume plant has become a leading alternator manufacturer in China's booming electrical power market, and has produced in excess of 190,000 units of alternators in total. Cummins Generator Technologies is a subsidiary of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI).
Located in Eastern China's Wuxi City of Jiangsu Province, the factory offers a broad range of industrial alternators from 5 to 2,000KVA, with annual capacity of 65,000 units. In order to meet increased demand for its products, the Company opened a second manufacturing facility in Wuxi in March.
The plant has thrived and achieved great success over the last 10 years and continues to exceed our customer expectations, said Ron Cebula, General Manager of CGT China, To address the specific market conditions of China, we've done our utmost to ensure that the world-class alternator we've delivered is reliable and innovative. We are delighted to have earned its position as a market-leading supplier of alternators in China.
The increasing demand for electrical power is one of the driving forces behind the rapid development of CGT China. As a supplier of components to the power generation industry, CGT products are widely used in the rail, marine, telecommunication, airport, oil and gas and real estate markets. The Beijing Capital Airport and China Telecom are among the users of CGT products.
We are proud to be one of the forces powering the growth of China, said John Watkins, Cummins Vice President and Chairman and CEO of Cummins (China) Investment Company Ltd., The unique combination of knowledge, dependability and innovation allows us to offer the China market reliable power products to fit their specific demand. With China's booming economy and our nearly 800 dedicated employees, we think the future is very bright for CGT China.
The anniversary celebration was attended by a number of Wuxi municipal officials, including Vice Mayor Gong Peixing, along with CGT key customers, suppliers and senior Cummins China executives.
Cummins in China
Cummins is the largest foreign investor in the Chinese diesel engine industry. The Company's ties to the country date back to 1975 when then-CEO J. Irwin Miller led the first Cummins delegation to Beijing, making him one of the first American business leaders to seek opportunities in China.
Cummins began licensing its engine technology in China in 1981 and formed its first joint venture in the country in 1995. Today, Cummins operates 21 facilities in China with more than 5,400 staff, 14 manufacturing plants, 12 distributor locations and a regional R&D center.
About Cummins Generator Technologies
Cummins Generator Technologies, formerly Newage, designs and manufactures alternators under the brand names MARKON, STAMFORD and AvK. The company has 4,000 employees operating in 27 manufacturing plants, distribution facilities and engineering centers with operations in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Romania, Mexico, India and China with sales of more than $600 million in 2006. More information can be found at www.cumminsgeneratortechnologies.com.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 Company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations. Cummins reported net income of $715 million on sales of $11.4 billion in 2006. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com.