Cummins and RAM celebrate the production of the 3 millionth Cummins engine for our popular RAM pickup truck
Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) has produced its 3-millionth diesel engine for Ram Trucks at its Columbus Mid-Range Engine Plant (CMEP) in Indiana today, highlighting the latest milestone in a partnership that spans more than three decades.
"The relationship that Ram Truck has with Cummins is one of the industry’s most enduring, and continues to raise the bar for power and durability," said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. "Both companies have benefitted from this partnership, but Ram customers truly get to enjoy the toughness and best-in-class capability that a Cummins-powered Ram Heavy Duty truck delivers."
The new, ground-breaking 400-horsepower, 6.7-liter inline 6-cylinder turbodiesel high-output engine is the first engine to break the four figure torque barrier and boasts a host of upgrades, including new block, pistons, cylinder head and valvetrain, for more power, better fuel efficiency and reduced Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH). This milestone adds to a legendary history:
- 1988: introduced first Cummins-powered RAM for Model Year 1989
- 1996: exceeded 200-horsepower
- 2001: surpassed 500-pound-feet torque
- 2007: launched 6.7-liter, 350-horsepower engine
- 2013: reached 385-horsepower, 850 pounds-feet torque
Ram Truck and Cummins are celebrating this newest milestone with a group of 20 Cummins employees who have been working on Ram Truck - Cummins engines since the inception of the companies’ partnership.
"We are grateful to Ram for choosing Cummins-powered engines for the Ram for 30 years, and we look forward to a long partnership," said Melina Kennedy, Executive Director of Cummins Pickup Business.
"From our 5.9-liter, 400 ft.-lb. beginnings to the 6.7-liter, 1000 ft.-lb. engines available in today’s RAM pickups, Cummins and RAM lead the way in innovation, power and durability," she continued.
Cummins’ Columbus Mid-Range Engine Plant (CMEP) is 600,000 square feet and employs 900 people.
Cummins began supplying engines to then Dodge Ram trucks in 1988.
The purchaser of the Ram with the 3 millionth engine will be identified after the truck is built. Ram plans a celebration of the completed truck at the dealership involved at a later date.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains and powertrain-related components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems, hydrogen generation and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 57,800 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide and earned about $1.8 billion on sales of $19.8 billion in 2020. Learn more at cummins.com.