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Tata Cummins Limited (TCL) opens its third manufacturing facility in Phaltan

TCL India MidRange Engine Plant to manufacture ISLe 8.9L engine for the first time in India

Tata Cummins Limited, a joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Tata Motors, today announced the opening of its third manufacturing facility, located at the Cummins Megasite in Phaltan - TCL India Midrange Engine Plant (IMEP) to manufacture diesel engines. The facility, which is the eight plant to open at the Megasite, was inaugurated by Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cummins Inc. and Anant J. Talaulicar, Managing Director, Cummins Group in India.

Built on an expansive area spanning 28 acres, the new plant will build the ISL and QSL 8.9 litre engines for the first time in India to cater to the global power generation, industrial and automotive markets. The plant will also eventually produce ISB and QSB and B-Mechanical series diesel engines. This is the third manufacturing plant of TCL in India, the first being at Jamshedpur in 1995, followed by a second plant that was set up at the Megasite in Phaltan in 2011.

On this occasion, Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cummins Inc. said, “Despite the economic slowdown, we have continued to make significant investment in technologies and infrastructure that are critical for our future success. We are pleased to announce the launch of the third manufacturing plant of Tata Cummins Limited. Not only does this plant further strengthen our manufacturing operations in the country, but also positions us to bring the most advanced products to our customers.”

“The launch of the ISLe 8.9L engine further reinforces our commitment to manufacture efficient, competitive and environmentally sustainable products which will go a long way in reducing emissions and enhancing performance. We are confident that our new facility will not only further consolidate our position in the segments we serve but also contribute in generating further employment for the local communities in and around Phaltan.” said Anant J. Talaulicar, Managing Director, Cummins Group in India.

The machining lines at the new plant will initially produce 15,000 L series engines per year. The plant is designed to eventually produce 45,000 and 120,000 units of the L and B series engines respectively, when operating at full capacity.

About Tata Cummins Limited

Tata Cummins Limited (TCL) is a 50:50 joint venture between Cummins Inc. USA, the world’s largest independent designer and manufacturer of commercial vehicle engines and Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile manufacturer. Established in the year 1995, the Company started its operations with its state of the art facility at the steel city of Jamshedpur. Production capacity was further enhanced with the setting up of the second manufacturing facility in 2011 at Phaltan in Maharashtra.

About Cummins in India

Cummins in India, a power leader, is a group of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines, generator sets and related technologies, including fuel systems, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Its technology and pioneering initiatives are bringing innovative solutions and dependable services at the best possible value to users across the country. Its high performance outlook is based on customer focus, integrity and capability of its people. Part of the US $17 billion Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), Cummins in India is a Group of eight legal entities across 200 locations in the country with a combined turnover of Rs. 11,560 crores in 2012 and employing close to 9,000 individuals.
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