Cummins signs DPF partnership; announces plant closure

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins Emission Solutions says it will strategically partner with Emcon Technologies in the manufacturing of Cummins-designed emission controls systems for the 2010 on-highway truck market.

Cummins Emissions Solutions will continue to provide the integrated DPF-SCR systems for meeting 2010 EPA emission standards from its existing manufacturing base in Wisconsin. Emcon will make the diesel particulate filters.

"We are very excited about the potential created by this strategic partnership," said Srikanth Padmanabhan, president of Cummins Emission Solutions. "CES has industry leading capabilities in knowledge of engines, aftertreatment controls, engineered components and system integration; Emcon’s expertise is in exhaust aftertreatment packaging."

Plans call for Emcon to begin production of the CES DPF products in late 2009.

Cummins Emissions Solutions also said it will shut down its Wautoma Plant in Wisconsin. Approximately 180 people are employed at the plant, which will close its doors by the end of March.

The other emission control and exhaust products currently manufactured in the Wautoma facility will be moved to other CES manufacturing locations in Wisconsin.

CES will review opportunities to transfer some people to other Cummins locations, but these opportunities are expected to be very limited due to the market conditions, the company say.

"We have taken the actions that are painful, but necessary to help us through these recessionary times and make us a stronger company," said Padmanabhan.


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