Cummins Opens R&D Center in Mexico

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Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has announced the opening of its Research and Development Center next to a manufacturing facility in Mexico. The company says the center includes technologically-advanced labs and office spaces for about 30 employees and will support all of Cummins' aftermarket business throughout the world.

Cummins did not provide an investment total for the center.

The 25,000 square-foot facility in San Luis Potosi also gives Cummins the ability to accommodate for future growth. The company says it is part of a larger plan for remanufacturing capabilities, which requires much less energy than making new materials.

"Our products work hard, and over the course of their service life may undergo wear, corrosion or other damage that requires correction during remanufacturing. We have made strategic investments in analysis-led design and other tools to advance our capability to recondition and remanufacture parts for the aftermarket," said Jennifer Rumsey, chief technical officer for Cummins. "Remanufacturing returns Cummins products to same-as-new performance, and is a key part of Cummins' Environmental Sustainability strategy and supporting our customers over the life of our products."

Cummins says the majority of employees that will work in the new center will be engineers. The facility will include capabilities that not only support remanufacturing, such as core and reserve engineering, but also capabilities for additive manufacturing and non-traditional remanufactured products.

The company says leaders at the center will also work with the National Council for Science and Technology in Mexico, technical universities, government and external research and development centers, and Cummins Technical Centers worldwide.

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