Cummins, partner break ground for plant in China

Chongqing Cummins Engine Company, a 50-50 joint venture between Cummins and Chongqing Machinery and Electric Co., Ltd., broke ground this week for a new plant in the Northern New District of Chongqing.

The new facility will include a tech center dedicated to high-horsepower engine engineering and a new engine manufacturing operation, Columbus-based Cummins Inc. said in a news release.

Construction on the tech center is expected to finish in 2016, and the plant is expected to be put into use in 2018, the company said. It will further fortify CCEC’s leading position in China’s high horsepower industry, Cummins said.

“The new plant project of CCEC sets another milestone for Cummins in China. From the first licensee agreement in 1981, first engine joint venture in 1995, to establishing HHP engine base, Chongqing has played a key role in our HHP engine development and production,” said Wang Hongjie, general manager of China Engine Business Unit High Horsepower Business and Customer Support.