The off-road engine manufacturer says the new central Europe facility will offer strategic support to customers across the entire region. It will provide greater capacity, enhanced capability and increase Cummins’ European footprint.
The US$10m investment is being made to support growing demand across several market segments for high horsepower engines. The company says the engines are rebuilt and tested to its highest quality standards in a factory setting to produce a product that meets the specification of a new engine. I
The new rebuild centre, due to open late 2023, is an integral feature of a new base for Cummins Poland, which will also be home to its main operational facility in the country, to include a warehouse, workshop, and administrative offices. Staff will transfer to the new improved facility, which is located 7km from the one which is currently used.
Cummins says the Kraków rebuild centre will complement its global network of purpose-built facilities dedicated to high quality rebuilds of Cummins high horsepower engines – those of 19 litres and above, including, amongst others, the QSK60.
An engine rebuild includes complete disassembly, cleaning, inspection, and replacing of major components, extending the life of the original engine and in many cases reducing fuel consumption and enhancing performance. The new rebuild centre will be equipped with two 15-tonne overhead cranes, 10 jib cranes, a test cell with engine dynamometer, paint booth, plus a bake-and-blast cleaner
Ann-Kristin deVerdier, executive managing director for Cummins Distribution Europe, said: “The new state-of-the-art facility will provide customers with first-class support for their engine rebuild needs.
“The central European location of Kraków places it very well geographically to handle the needs of customer engine rebuilds in all markets from across the entire region. We anticipate the creation of several great new employment opportunities in the area around the new rebuild centre.”