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New R&D Center opens in China

Cummins has officially opened its new East Asia Research & Development Center (EA R&D) in Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone, in central China. Three times larger than the original site, the new facility covers an area of 78,000 square metres and hosts a total of 28 test cells and more than 900 Cummins employees; strengthening and expanding both capacity and capabilities in engineering towards a carbon zero future.

Cummins is investing a total of 150 million dollars to establish cutting-edge technology research and development facilities in EA R&D to enable more fit-for-market and fit-for-application technological development, as well as accelerated innovation for Destination Zero strategy. 28 test cells cover performance, reliability, NVH, and cold start. The new power building, which is still under construction, will be a combination of the most up-to-date fuel cell lab, powertrain lab, transmission lab, H2 ICE Test Cell and LD/HD Chassis Dyno.

Nathan Stoner, Cummins VP-China ABO, said, “Given our diverse end-markets and product portfolio- the types, and timing of solutions will vary, but we are committed to having the right solutions at the right time, to support our customers in meeting their own carbon reduction targets, on their own path to zero carbon emissions, East Asia R&D Center is at the centre of our work to meet these audacious goals.”

Cummins EA R&D Center links Cummins’ manufacturing functions and global technology innovation resources to develop low-carbon or zero carbon diversified power products for customers.

“Our Planet 2050 strategy requires us to work with our partners and customers to bring the market improved current products that reduce our carbon footprint today while also developing zero emissions technology of the future.” Jim Fier, Cummins VP-Chief Technical Officer, said, “It is our technology leadership that attracts these important partners and customers. The new East Asia R&D center is an important piece of its technology leadership.”

Zhang Jinhua, Vice President of China Society of Automotive Engineering highly recognized the positive role Cummins played, “Cummins EA R&D Center, as an important incubator of advanced engine technology, has become an important force to accelerate technological progress and green transformation of related industries in China.”

Cummins used the opportunity to introduce the company's Destination Zero strategy, and how EA R&D contributes to this goal. Aiming at Destination Zero and application under multiple scenarios, the full lineup of Cummins low carbon, zero carbon power solutions were presented, covering NSVI Natural Gas Engine, fuel agnostic engine platform, H2 ICE, fuel cell and diversified powertrain solutions including Cummins engine, Eaton-Cummins transmission and Cummins Meritor axle.

Stephen Saxby, Cummins VP- Engineering, China ABO said, “We are committed and confident in our ability to play a leading role in bringing lower carbon technologies to the commercial and industrial markets globally by utilizing the unique capabilities Cummins has built over many years.”

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