Engine manufacturer Cummins has confirmed a significant new joint venture with the Chinese vehicle manufacturer JAC Motors.
The 50-50 partnership comes after Cummins purchased the 50% equity held by Navistar in the JAC-Navistar Diesel Engine Company (JND).
JND engine operations were launched in 2013 with the goal being to provide JAC with access to Navistar’s Euro IV and Euro V emissions compliant engine technology.
The JND operation boasts a one-million-square foot facility capable of producing 200,000 engines annually.
Cummins currently supplies light-duty, mid-range and heavy-duty engines to JAC Motors for its domestic market in China as well as its global operations.
It’s not yet known if the engines produced by Cummins/JAC Motors in China will be exported to other markets.
Steve Chapman, Cummins Group vice president in China and Russia, telling truckinginfo.com that the joint venture with the state-owned vehicle manufacturer is good news for Cummins.
And he says it will help JAC Motors meet upcoming Chinese emissions standards.
“I am delighted that Cummins is expanding our long-term relationship with JAC Motors, one of the most respected automotive companies in China,”
“By strengthening our relationship, we can focus on becoming more competitive in our markets by developing and offering high-quality, clean and fuel-efficient products.”
Xiang Xingchu, general manager of JAC Motors, also welcomed the new arrangement.
“The joint venture partnership between JAC Motors and Cummins is a natural progression in our successful 20-year relationship and we are thrilled about the potential of the partnership,”
“By integrating our equipment expertise with Cummins’ world-class technological and powertrain capabilities, we are confident we have the right formula in place for tremendous success.”
Locally, we’re yet to see a strong go at our market from JAC Motors, although their light-duty trucks are available from a small number of dealerships.
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