COLUMBUS, Ind. (October 31, 2006) - Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today announced that it is remanufacturing ISX engines on a new state-of-the-art production line at the San Luis Potosi, Mexico, plant.

 

Allen Pierce, General Manager of Parts and Service Manufacturing, outlined the critical nature of this project and quality control measures: "The Cummins ReCon® ISX is an extremely important product for Cummins and our loyal customer base. We must provide the very best in quality and value, which is why we've handpicked people at all levels - including several from the original equipment plant in Jamestown, New York - and brought them here for the duration of the implementation process. All the latest quality tools and Six Sigma processes are being used to ensure our best ReCon engine launch to date."

 

Plant Manager Aaron Borunda added, "The new ReCon ISX line represents a major investment in the talented and dedicated employees at our facility. We have sufficient capability to meet all forecasted orders, plus we have the expansion capacity available to meet future growth needs."

 

Unlike rebuilt or reconditioned engines, every ReCon ISX is completely disassembled, thoroughly inspected, remanufactured and tested on the production line to verify that it meets factory specifications. Materials and components are upgraded to the latest technology using only Genuine Cummins new or ReCon parts, which include a one-piece forged-steel piston, a new one-piece head gasket for better coolant control, a flat-top induction-hardened cylinder liner for better cylinder sealing, and an improved piston pin and lubrication for longer life-to-overhaul.

 

Originally introduced in 1998, the Cummins ISX remains unique among today's diesel engines, with dual overhead camshafts and an integrated engine brake that is capable of developing 600 braking horsepower. Best-in-class fuel economy and low maintenance have made the ISX a popular choice among trucking fleets and owner/operators.

 

A 2-year/200,000-mile (321,869 km) warranty, twice as long as previous standards, is evidence of the superior quality of the ReCon ISX engine. Extended coverage plans are also available.

 

Current production is limited to engines produced between 1998 and October 2002. ISX engines with the cooled-EGR subsystem will start to become available in the first quarter of 2007.

 

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 $550 million on sales of $9.9 billion in 2005.