The Krakow center will be rebuilding Cummins engines with a capacity of 19 to 78 liters and a power of 450 to 3,500 horsepower, such as: QSK19, QSK38 and QSK60. This is the first investment of this type on european continent. The investment cost $10 million.
The new facility will rebuilt and test high-performance engines to the highest quality standards in a factory environment. For the company, this is a strategic step that will expand the scope of their services in the region and respond to the needs of current and future customers in various european centers.
The new 4,600 m² facility has been developed to increase Cummins’ capacity to meet growing demand across several sectors for high horsepower engines, rebuilt and tested to the highest quality standards in a factory environment.
Cummins rebuilt engines are increasingly becoming the first option for customers who want reduced costs and greater engine uptime. Cummins engine rebuilds go through a six-stage remanufacturing process that sees the engine disassembled, cleaned, inspected, re-machined, reassembled with Genuine Cummins parts and tested. As a result, the engine’s life is extended, and its performance is enhanced.
A Cummins rebuilt engine has a much shorter lead time than a factory ordered engine and performs to the same specification as a new engine with a typical cycle time of 35 working days. A remanufactured engine provides up-front savings for customers when compared with a new, first-fit engine, increasing revenue and efficiency.
Cummins will offer a range of rebuild and remanufacture options at the Centre. Its Ultimate Remanufacture solution sees the full dismantling and reassembling of the engine, with the replacement of all worn components with Cummins Genuine parts, including wear and tear components. Ultimate Remanufacture engines have a full factory warranty equivalent to a new engine.
It is the newest of 13 Cummins Master Rebuild Centres around the world, all providing rebuilds in factory environments.
Ann-Kristin de Verdier, Executive Managing Director for Cummins’ Europe Distribution Business, said: “We’re thrilled that this state-of-the-art facility has officially opened. It is the result of a significant and strategic investment to deliver more choice to our customers across Europe, ultimately helping them to reduce costs and boost productivity.”
Cummins’ also developed the new facility to support its Destination Zero and Planet 2050 commitments to environmental sustainability. It features solar panels, charging points, a high-tech microbiological wash bay which reuses 100% of water used on site and other state-of-the-art solutions. The engine remanufacturing process also requires 85% less energy than manufacturing new engines, and reduces the use of raw materials, packaging and the production of scrap metal.