LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 25, 2008) - Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) began remanufacturing in response to customer requests for Genuine Cummins products. Since 1971, Cummins has provided remanufactured products that conserve natural resources and provide superior quality, performance and value to our customers.
Demand for ReCon® products continues to be strong in all Cummins global markets. To ensure customers have the latest emissions-capable products, Cummins continues to make the components and engines available as remanufactured products for customers who demand quality, durability and reliability.
Cummins remanufactures everything from pistons, heads and blocks to entire engines from the 3.9L B Series engines to the 19L K Series engines. Recent additions to the ReCon product lineup include cooled-EGR ISX and ISM engines and components; ReCon High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) fuel system components for the ISL, ISC and ISB engines; and aftertreatment components for the current production engines available from Cummins. All ReCon products are engineered to maintain the high degree of reliability and fuel efficiency that customers expect from every Cummins product. In fact, because Cummins incorporates the latest advancements in materials, design and testing, a Cummins ReCon product may be more fuel-efficient and have lower emissions than the original product it replaces.
Cummins provides high-quality ReCon products for Cummins engines at a price affordable to the customer. In addition to these customer benefits, the remanufacturing of Cummins ReCon parts lessens the need to mine and process iron ore and other natural resources. It also reduces the amount of energy needed to transport raw materials to a facility, melt iron, cast cylinder blocks, and machine cylinders and heads. Remanufacturing reduces consumption of energy and resources by up to 85 percent versus manufacturing a brand new part.
Energy savings from the San Luis Potosi, Mexico, remanufacturing plant alone are enough to provide the energy needs for 10,000 homes in the United States or to power 575,000 100-watt light bulbs for an entire year. Cummins ReCon plants have been registered as having ISO 14001 certified environmental management systems in place, including San Luis Potosi operations in 2002 and U.S. locations in 2005. Recycling, waste management, energy conservation and reduced emissions programs are in place at every Cummins facility.
Demand for ReCon products continues to be strong outside of North America as well. This demand, and Cummins commitment to excellence in support of customers, is being met by the expansion of remanufacturing facilities globally. This will enhance Cummins ability to deliver products to locations outside of the United States and Canada.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations. Cummins reported net income of $739 million on sales of $13.05 billion in 2007.