Cummins to open new rebuild centre in Kraków, Poland
Cummins announced plans to open a brand-new high horsepower engine rebuild facility in Kraków, Poland.
The company has chosen a site near the southern Polish city of Kraków as the location for a purpose-built, state-of-the-art rebuild centre for high horsepower engines. Situated centrally in Europe, the new facility will offer strategic support to customers across the entire region. It will provide greater capacity, enhanced capability and will increase Cummins’ European footprint.
The USD10 million investment is being made to support growing demand across several market segments for high horsepower engines, rebuilt and tested to Cummins highest quality standards in a factory setting to produce a product that meets the specification of a new engine. It is a strategic move from a workshop to a manufacturing environment, providing customers with superior quality through pre-defined processes with less variation and improved efficiency.
The new rebuild centre, due to open in late 2023, is an integral feature of a new base for Cummins Poland, which will also be home to its main operational facility in the country, to include a warehouse, workshop, and administrative offices. Staff will transfer to this new improved facility, which is located only 7 kilometres from the one which is currently being used.
The Kraków rebuild centre will complement Cummins’ global network of purpose-built facilities dedicated to high quality rebuilds of Cummins’ high horsepower engines—those of 19 litres and above, including, amongst others, the renowned QSK60. An engine rebuild includes complete disassembly, cleaning, inspection, and replacing of major components, extending the life of the original engine and in many cases reducing fuel consumption and enhancing performance. The new rebuild centre will be fully equipped with two 15-tonne overhead cranes, 10 jib cranes, a test cell with engine dynamometer, paint booth, plus a bake-and-blast cleaner.
“We are very excited about this major new investment, which was decided upon after extensive research and analysis that determined a custom-built facility which could combine with the existing operations of Cummins Poland was an excellent way forward. The new state-of-the-art facility will provide customers with first-class support for their engine rebuild needs,” said Ann-Kristin deVerdier, executive managing director, Cummins Distribution Europe.
“The central European location of Kraków places it very well geographically to handle the needs of customer engine rebuilds in all markets from across the entire region. We anticipate the creation of several great new employment opportunities in the area around the new rebuild centre.”