Cummins Darlington plant continues to support customers through difficult times
Cummins plant in Darlington, UK has sustained engine and aftertreatment production through the challenging COVID-19 situation, keeping customers working.
One recent example is with strategic partner CLAAS, a leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment in Germany. CLAAS is deemed to be a critical supplier by their government, given the importance of their products in supporting the food chain.
Cummins’ Darlington plant was tasked to manufacture 16 additional B6.7 Stage V engines for the CLAAS Avero Combine Harvester within a short lead time. Announced in August 2019, Cummins has been delivering 213 hp/157 kW and 167 hp/123 kW engines with aftertreatment for this family of machines.
Angus Welch, Supply Chain Leader at Cummins said, “Fantastic cross-functional collaboration to airfreight turbos from our U.S. plant, expedite build and organize delivery enabled us to meet the tight production deadline at CLAAS.”
Craig Thomas, Cummins Darlington Plant Manager added, “Through this period we have been resolute in protecting the health and safety of all of our employees and stakeholders, while meeting ever-changing customer demand. We have adopted new tooling and processes on the shop floor to ensure adequate social distancing and safeguard our people.”
Cummins remains committed to powering the success of customers at a time when the world needs it most.
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 61,600 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 $2.3 billion on sales of $23.6 billion in 2019. See how Cummins is powering a world that’s always on by accessing news releases and more information at https://www.cummins.com/always-on.