Cummins to rebuild powerful engines in Poland
Cummins has selected a site near Krakow in southern Poland as the location for a new purpose-built high power engine remanufacturing centre. The $10 million investment, located in the heart of Europe, will support growing demand in several market segments for engines that are remanufactured and factory-tested to meet Cummins quality standards and new engine specifications.
The Krakow remanufacturing facility will complement the Company’s existing facilities around the world that are dedicated to remanufacturing engines of 19 liters and larger, including the QSK60. The overhaul involves complete disassembly, cleaning, testing and replacement of key components, which Cummins says can extend the life of the original engine and in many cases improve both performance and fuel economy.
The refurbishment centre will be fully equipped with two 15-tonne overhead cranes, 10 jib cranes, a test chamber with a dynamometer, a paint booth and sandblasting. When it opens at the end of 2023, it will be an integral part of the new Cummins Poland home base, located just 7 km from its current location, which houses the main operational facility in the country, including the administrative offices, warehouse and workshop.
“We are very pleased with this major new investment, which was decided after extensive research and analysis which determined that a bespoke facility which can be combined with existing Cummins operations in Poland is an excellent way forward,” said Anne-Christine de Verdier, Executive Managing Director, Cummins Distribution Europe. “The new state-of-the-art facility will provide customers with first-class engine refurbishment support.”
She added: “Krakow’s Central European location is very convenient geographically to meet customers’ engine reconditioning needs in all markets from across the region.”