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Cummins, Leyland Trucks U.K. ink long-term supply deal

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Cummins has established a new long-term supply agreement with PACCAR'S UK subsidiary, Leyland Tru...

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins has established a new long-term supply agreement with PACCAR’S UK subsidiary, Leyland Trucks U.K. The two companies have an existing 20-year relationship, ever since the Darlington plant switched to producing midrange engines in the mid-1980s. Leyland originated from the UK government-owned motor vehicle manufacturing business, and has been part of PACCAR since 1998. PACCAR and Cummins have a long working relationship in North America.

The agreement covers Cummins Darlington-built ISBe 4.5- and 6.7-litre engines that meet the latest Euro 4 emissions legislation, introduced in October. The agreement is effective until Euro 5 is launched in September 2009. Also included are the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust aftertreatment systems, supplied by Cummins Emission Solutions. Officials say the engine to exhaust pipe solution has allowed Cummins to supply Leyland with cleaner engines that also cut running costs due to improved fuel economy and longer service intervals.

“This agreement builds on the medium duty agreement signed with PACCAR in North America and paves the way for an even stronger business relationship as we move forward, said Neil Pattison, Cummins on-highway business director (EMEA & CIS). In fact, projects are already underway with Leyland Trucks on the early release of Euro 5 emissions compliant product and EPA07 engine trucks for the North American market.”

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