Cummins Inc. is celebrating its 100th year as a company throughout 2019. The Company features in the Fortune 150 list, employs 60,000 people worldwide and serves customers in nearly every country across the globe.
In 2017, Cummins entered into a joint venture with Car and General for the distribution and support of its products in the greater East Africa region covering 11 countries.
Cummins Car and General commenced marking the anniversary with a cake cutting function. During the event employees watched a video covering the 100 year history of Cummins. In June another celebratory ceremony will be held to open a new spare parts facility adjacent to the engine overhaul and repair workshop in Lusaka Road.
Cummins products range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as engine systems components, controls and related technologies and it continues to develop new advanced products and services.
The company’s humble roots date back to 1919 when Clessie Cummins and his business partner, William G. Irwin, built a company that was one of the first to take advantage of the ground breaking technology developed by German engineer Rudolf Diesel in the late 1800s.
“Technological innovation is at the heart of what we do,” said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO. “Cummins is a global technology leader with a broad portfolio of power solutions. We will continue to innovate to ensure our customers’ success.”
Cummins will further advance diesel and natural gas engine technology and bring new solutions to market. It is investing in electrified powertrains and developing alternative technologies like solid oxide and hydrogen fuel cells and exploring new technologies for future growth. In addition, the company continues to develop integrated engine system technologies and controls and is working with partners to integrate its products and services in the autonomous vehicles of the future.
While most independent engine manufacturers no longer exist, Cummins’ leadership credits its longevity to its 100 years of commitment to its mission, vision and values, staying focused on long-term goals and standing up for what is right. This commitment has been beneficial to all Cummins stakeholders and will continue to guide decisions for the next 100 years.