Cummins officially opened its first engine technical center in China in central China’s Wuhan City today.
The East Asia Technical Center, a 55-45 joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Dongfeng Cummins Engine Company Limited (DCEC), will provide engineering and technical development services for the full range of Cummins products built in China, including diesel and natural gas engines, power generators, turbochargers and filtration products. DCEC is a 50-50 joint venture between Cummins and China’s Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM).
The Chinese center is Cummins’s 17th worldwide.
This marks the fourth joint venture between Cummins and Dongfeng, one of China’s Top Three automakers. The East Asia Technical Center further expands the 20-year partnership that has already yielded one engine factory (DCEC) and one exhaust system plant (Xiangfan Exhaust), as well as one filter company (Shanghai Fleetguard).
The East Asia Technical Center is crucial to our future growth in China because it enables Cummins and Dongfeng to respond to the engineering and product needs of local and international customers better, quicker and with less cost.—John Watkins, President of Cummins East Asi
The East Asia Technical Center will provide product development, emissions testing, customer application engineering and more, allowing Cummins and DCEC to tailor and develop products for the China market. The Center also allows both companies to better support future emissions standards for engines produced in China. A series of projects has already started in the Technical Center, including the development of new 13-liter engine platform for DCEC.