Cummins to Set up its Biggest Technology Centre at Pune
PUNE CAMPUS The proposed centre will come up on a 16-acre campus at Kothrud on the outskirts of Pune
Pune: American diesel engine specialist Cummins is setting up the group’s biggest technology centre in Pune at a cost of .₹ 1,500 crore. The proposed Cummins Technical Centre in India (CTCI) will come up on a 16-acre campus at Kothrud on the outskirts of Pune. It will develop electric and hybrid vehicle solutions, including affordable emission technologies, with the help of 2,500 engineers, according to Sandeep Sinha, chief operating officer of Cummins Group India. The expenditure on the proposed centre will be spread over three to fi- ve years, he said.
Apart from delivering affordable emission solutions for the local market, the centre will also spearhead the company’s global effort to improve emission technology, including for vehicles and hybrid solutions. Sinha said the Kothrud centre will, in a way, consolidate the company’s R&D resources at one place, just as the company had consolidated its manufacturing footprint from different locations at its facility in Phaltan, on the outskirts of Pune, in late-2000.
The R&D facility will transform from being just an analysis-led design base to the one which can design, develop and execute for the company’s global operations. The centre will work on exploring and providing technology insights that will offer a critical competitive advantage in engine, component and generator technology for its global operations. The COO said the company will invest close to .₹ 200 crore on development of BS VI platform for the Indian market.