On November 18, 2022, the new base of Chongqing Cummins Engine Co., Ltd. was officially put into operation. As Cummins’ first engine joint venture in China, Chongqing Cummins has played an important role in meeting the diverse needs of China’s high-horsepower market. The completion and commissioning of the new base marks that the company has made new breakthroughs in the fields of high-horsepower advanced manufacturing and advanced research and development.
The new Chongqing Cummins base located in Liangjiang New District, Chongqing covers an area of 400 mu (equivalent to 38 standard football fields). The new base is built in accordance with Cummins’ global advanced standards. It has many industry-leading equipment and software packages, and integrates an innovative technology center, an advanced manufacturing system, and an efficient logistics system.
The new high-horsepower technology center is the only Cummins institution in China that focuses on high-horsepower engine technology research and development. The center focuses on high-horsepower engine R&D and testing, and is equipped with mechanical performance testing, emission testing, and durability testing of complete engines and parts. Testing, as well as new product trial assembly and existing product modification capabilities. The emission equipment equipped on the test bench can meet the increasingly stringent non-road national stage 4 emission regulations and the US T4F non-road stage 4 emission regulations. The bench is also equipped with a world-leading AC power dynamometer with a maximum power of 3000kW, which can convert the fuel consumed during the test into electrical energy for use in the factory and help reduce the factory’s carbon emissions.
Chongqing Cummins new base has two assembly lines and one centralized sub-assembly line for the assembly of 19-liter, 38-liter and 50-liter engines. All production lines integrate digitalization, intelligence and automation, and are constructed in accordance with Cummins high-horsepower engine production line standards. . After more than a year of trial operation, the production line has fully achieved the set goals in terms of key indicators such as safety, production capacity, and quality. A total of 9 test rooms have been built in the new base, which can cover the test of 11-72 liter diesel and natural gas engines. Equipped with advanced hardware equipment and control system, it is the most advanced test bench of Cummins in the world.
The logistics system of the new base is based on the professional planning of the international logistics industry. Based on the logistics system of the original production base, combined with the production capacity of the new factory and the latest market demand, the system logic is improved and upgraded, and the storage, distribution and warehouse management are optimized to achieve Send the correct number of qualified parts to the correct production line station at the correct time node. The factory uses advanced automatic guided vehicles for material distribution, which not only reduces the labor intensity of production line employees, but also greatly improves the distribution efficiency. It is safe and reliable, and at the same time more intelligent and efficient.
“China is one of our most important global markets, and it is critical to our long-term development and long-term success. In many ways, it is in a leading position.” Jenny Bush, Vice President and President of Cummins Power System Business, said, “We We look forward to the opening of the new Chongqing Cummins base to bring us new development opportunities. We will continue to innovate and bring more advanced products and services to the market and customers.”
Years of hard work have established Chongqing Cummins’ leading position in the industry, and the overall improvement of manufacturing and engineering capabilities will undoubtedly give Chongqing Cummins stronger competitiveness.
“Chongqing is the starting point of Cummins’ localized production. Today’s official operation of the new base is a new milestone for us.” Nathan Stoner, vice president of Cummins in charge of business in China, said: “We have an advanced manufacturing base, leading R&D resources, a rich product matrix, long-term industrial chain partners, and an excellent workforce all make me confident in the future of Chongqing Cummins.”
Zhang Fulun, chairman of Chongqing Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd., said: “Chongqing Machinery & Electric and Cummins, as shareholders, should continue to deepen the strategic partnership, give full play to their respective advantages, join forces, and cooperate sincerely to help Chongqing Cummins fully integrate into the current new development pattern. Seize the opportunity to achieve higher-quality development, create a better user experience, and create good and sustainable value for all sectors of society.”
Chongqing Cummins was established in 1995. It is a joint venture between Cummins and Chongqing Electromechanical Co., Ltd. with a 50:50 share ratio. It is also the only high-horsepower engine production base of Cummins in China. The application markets served include electric power, marine machinery, and construction machinery. Wait. In 2015, Chongqing Cummins announced the BFG (Future Great Development) project to build leading manufacturing and R&D capabilities, introducing new product platforms to enrich the product array. In May 2022, the shareholders of the joint venture jointly announced that the joint venture cooperation between the two parties will be extended to 2040.