On September 10, 2013, Cummins, the leading manufacturer of engines, generator sets and related components and technologies, today inaugurated the Phaltan High Horsepower Plant in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at the Cummins Megasite in Phaltan. This is the seventh factory to open at the Megasite and it is Cummins’ largest high horsepower manufacturing site in the world.

The plant will build the QSK 23 Tier I and II engines and can produce 3,000 units per year initially. Production of the QSK 23 series in-house, which up until now was being imported from Komatsu Ltd., Japan, further consolidates Cummins’ manufacturing capabilities for markets across the globe. The plant will also manufacture QSK 23 Tier IV and QSK 60 engines that will comply with the 2015 emission norms, in the near future. This entire range caters to the power generation, mining, industrial, construction, and oil and gas sectors, in the domestic and global markets.
The state-of-the-art lean manufacturing facility spans an area of 39.5 acres and includes engine assembly, testing, painting and machining. Adopting green building practices, operations inside the plant have replaced the conventional hydro dynamometer technology with eco – friendly AC dynamometer technology. This technology helps reduce water consumption and prevents energy loss while testing engines. Once fully operational, the plant will employ close to 350

The plant was inaugurated at the hands of Shri. Shashikant Shinde, Minister for Water Resources, Krishna Valley – Irrigation Corporation, Govt. of Maharashtra & Guardian Minister, Satara, Shri. Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar, Executive President, State Planning Board, Govt. of Maharashtra, Mr. Iain Barrowman, Vice President – HHP Operations, Cummins Inc. and Mr. Anant J. Talaulicar, President – Components Group, Cummins Inc. & Managing Director, Cummins Group in India.

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