Cummins takes actions in response to COVID-19 impact
Today, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) provided an update on the actions it is taking in response to the impact of COVID-19.
"The impact from the pandemic on the global economy has been sudden and is growing, and it is imperative for us to respond quickly to maintain our strong financial position," said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc.
In response to lower demand and customer shutdowns in several countries, the company is taking the following temporary actions to lower costs:
- A reduction of 50 percent in the salary of the CEO
- A reduction of 25 percent in Director compensation
- A reduction in salary for all other employees in the United States of between 10 and 25 percent and a reduction in working hours
The company will take similar actions outside the United States based on local regulations and collective bargaining obligations. These reductions in pay are intended to be a temporary measure; the company will continue to monitor business conditions closely and reassess the program at the end of the second quarter.
"These are difficult but necessary actions and I know they will have a real impact on the lives of our employees and their families," added Linebarger. "I appreciate their understanding and support as we work through these challenging times together. I want to thank our employees for their continued commitment to ensuring our customers receive the products and service they need to provide essential support to the global economy."
Cummins Inc., a global power technology 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 internal combustion, electric and hybrid integrated power solutions and components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, microgrid controls, batteries, electrolyzers and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 59,900 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 $2.1 billion on sales of $24 billion in 2021.