Jon Mills - Director, External Communications
June 15, 2017
For Immediate Release
Cummins Positioned for Growth and Leadership in New and Emerging Technologies
COLUMBUS, INDIANA - During a teleconference yesterday evening, Cummins Inc. (NYSE:
executives shared how the Company is positioned to lead in current and future
including its core business, electrification, alternative fuels and power solutions, as well as
digital capabilities, data and analytics.
To hear a replay of the call: United States: 1-800-475-6701 International: 320-365-
Access code: 425446
"As a global power leader for the commercial and industrial markets we serve, we are
positioned than any other company to win in new and emerging technologies," said Tom
Linebarger, Cummins Chairman and CEO. "Over the past 100 years, our ability to innovate
adapt has fueled our success and we are confident we are on the right path to do it again
this critical juncture. We are prepared to provide a range of power technologies to our
customers from diesel and natural gas to fully electric and hybrid powertrains to ensure
always have the best solution for their application."
Cummins continues to focus on its core business segments - engine, power systems,
components and our distribution business. Examples of success in this core business
products like the Company's largest engine platform to date, the QSK95; the latest X15
engines, which offer class-leading fuel economy and maintenance costs, leveraging
proprietary components technology like the innovative single module aftertreatment,
60 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter. All are backed by the broad support capability
Cummins experts, globally.
Earlier this year, Cummins enhanced its efforts to commercialize its electrification
bringing together Cummins knowledge and significant experience in the electrified
space. In addition, the Company is exploring potentially partnering with others to ensure
development of leading technology in energy storage, power electronics, traction motor
systems and component control for commercial applications. Cummins will begin
powertrain delivery in 2019, including battery electric and plug-in hybrids. These are just
first steps as the Company signals its intention to be the leading provider of electrified
powertrains in our commercial and industrial markets.
Alternative Fuels and Power Solutions
Today, Cummins delivers zero emissions natural gas engine systems that are a great fit for
urban areas addressing air quality issues and requirements. Natural gas engine technology
have a very low carbon footprint and can even be considered carbon negative when paired
with renewable natural gas. Today's natural gas engines and fuel systems are better than
vehicles have a much longer range, maintenance is improved, and fueling station
has expanded - all of which lead to significantly improved uptime and total cost of
Additionally, Cummins has invested in research and development projects to build
develop products utilizing a wide range of fuels. The Company is developing high
gasoline technology that can deliver diesel-like performance and durability, meeting the
stringent emission requirements while maintaining competitive fuel economy.
Longer term, the Company's Research and Technology Department continues to
the viability of alternatives like bio-fuels, synthetic fuels and hydrogen. Cummins has also
invested in exploratory projects focused on Proton Exchange Membrane and Solid Oxide
Cell technologies - both with increasing potential to offer superior power density over the
traditional internal combustion engine.
Digital Capabilities, Data & Analytics
Customers are looking for convenient and responsive interactions, real-time updates, and
information that make products safer, more productive and easier to use. Cummins has
offered telematics systems in some markets for many years, but the potential for digital
far beyond telematics systems and at a faster pace. Recognizing this, in May 2017,
formed a new internal organization led by Sherry Aaholm, Cummins Chief Information
called the Digital Accelerator. This new organization seeks to streamline innovation,
concepts from the idea stage to commercialization at the most efficient and effective
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units
design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related
technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions
electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins
currently employs approximately 55,400 people worldwide and serves customers in
approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600
owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,400 dealer locations.
Cummins earned $1.39 billion on sales of $17.5 billion in 2016. Press releases can be
the Web at www.cummins.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cummins
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