CUMMINS TO LAUNCH UPTIME GUARANTEE FOR STAGE IIIA ENGINES IN EUROPE
29 January 2007
Darlington, UK (January 29, 2007) - Cummins announces that it is launching an Uptime Guarantee program for engines certified to the EU STAGE IIIA emissions standards. This program will provide assurance to the construction industry that Cummins STAGE IIIA engines will not only meet, but will exceed customer performance and reliability requirements.
Under the program, if a Cummins STAGE IIIA engine can't be repaired within 48 hours from fault diagnosis, the customer will receive a parts and service credit worth Eu 500. To qualify, an engine must be registered with Cummins on line (www.cummins.com) no later than six weeks after being placed into service.
It applies to Cummins QSB, QSC, QSL, QSM and QSX STAGE IIIA engines placed in service in EU countries from May 1, 2007, to April 30, 2008, with 12 months' coverage from the in-service date or through April 30, 2008, whichever comes first.
"Uptime Guarantee programs have proved extremely successful for Cummins in North America, and we are now adapting this for Europe." said Mr. Hugh Foden, Cummins Executive Director - Engine Business. "Our STAGE IIIA engines are proven, tested and highly reliable. We are launching this program to give our customers the added confidence that they can rely on Cummins support when purchasing equipment powered by our engines," he added.
Cummins Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of diesel engines. With over 28,000 employees, Cummins reported sales of $9.9 billion in 2005 and produced over 750,000 engines. 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. A substantial manufacturing presence in Europe includes the mid-range engine plant at Darlington UK and the high horsepower engine plant at Daventry, UK.