One million milestone for Cummins
The factory originally opened in 1965 as a joint venture with Chrysler, building the Small Vee family of V6 and V8 engines. In the mid-1980’s Cummins switched production to the new B Series mid-range engine with a factory upgrade costing £13.5million. This represented a significant new investment beyond the company’s traditional heavy duty truck engine business. The engine was developed with a flexible design making it suitable for a wide variety of applications including truck, bus, material handling, construction, agriculture, marine, military and power generation. Originally available in a 6-cylinder 5.9 litre and 4-cylinder 3.9 litre configurations, it enabled Cummins to forge partnerships with major equipment manufacturers, many of which continue today.