Mechelen, Belgium (June 17, 2011) -
Cummins has more than 45 years experience in remanufacturing quality diesel engines and components, and will promote this at the ReMaTec event in Amsterdam, Netherlands (June 19-21, 2011 on stand 11.423).
Sergio Velasco, Parts Marketing Director for Cummins in Europe, Middle East and Africa says, “We’re taking this opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to remanufacturing and to strengthen the awareness of the business and environmental benefits of remanufacturing in Europe. Our ReCon remanufactured products are high tech, high quality products that provide dependable performance and worldwide warranty at a competitive price.”
Recycling has become a key strategy for businesses to reduce their impact on the environment. Cummins remanufacturing process support this, as it requires about 85% less energy than manufacturing the same product from new parts. For example, if an engine block can be reused, this means that the ore mining, ore processing, transportation, casting foundry, and machining line energy consumption is eliminated. The same principle applies to the reuse of the other engine components. Since most energy used at Cummins and in the supply chain is fossil fuel based, energy savings equate to greenhouse gas reductions.
Engines and components are returned to productive use, and in many cases are “up cycled” to include the latest design and quality upgrades. Vehicles and machinery can have their useful lives extended using ReCon® engines, giving a better long term payback for the operator whilst maintaining the original performance.
Globally, Cummins is able to reuse or recycle over 22,000 tonnes of material each year and the amount of greenhouse gas reduced is approximately 100,000 tonnes per year. In addition to the energy and GHG savings, remanufacturing also results in less landfill space used and reduced water usage. On display at ReMaTec, Cummins will show ReCon® engines for both trucks and construction equipment. Used cores and remanufactured components will also be shown side by side to highlight the quality processes used by Cummins. These include engine control modules, turbochargers, water pumps, injectors, fuel pumps, cylinder heads, connecting rods and urea dosing pumps.
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 employs approximately 40,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,000 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.0 billion on sales of $13.2 billion in 2010.