COLUMBUS, Ind.--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 logistics center.
“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. Follow Cummins on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cummins and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/cumminsinc.