Coming late 2023: Cummins Poland rebuild facility

Cummins recently said it is ready to open the doors later this year on a US$10 million investment it has made into its engine manufacturing capabilities: its new high-horsepower engine rebuild facility in Krakow, Poland.

The state-of-the-art center will be the company’s first such specialist rebuild facility in Europe and will permit it strategic support for its customers throughout the region for specialised engine rebuilds as well as a considerably extended distribution and warehousing capability.

The new 4,600-square-metre center, it said, will help meet growing customer demand for specialised engine rebuild services and also offer support via quality maintenance service, improving engine uptime, increasing engine efficiency and driving down costs.

It will also complement the company’s global network of dedicated high-horsepower engine rebuild sites that are typically suited to engines 19 litres and above in size. This includes the Cummins-renowned QSK19, QSK38 and QSK60 engine models.

It will also be able to overhaul and rebuild smaller engines, including those from mid- and heavy-duty ranges, with capabilities such as complete disassembly, cleaning, inspection, the replacement of major components, design improvements and testing.

“This is a significant step in increasing Cummins’ presence in Poland and other European countries, enabling us to meet the demand for engine rebuild services across several market segments more effectively,” the company said.

“Once the rigorous engine rebuild process is complete, a product can be considered ‘as new’, delivering performance that is the same or better than the original engine, so the investment is sure to prove beneficial for our current and future partners. This is also a strategic move for Cummins globally in that it significantly expands the range of services in the region while expanding storage and distribution capacity, including a six-fold increase in warehouse space,” said Marek Matuszewski, country leader for Poland, the Baltic States & Ukraine at Cummins.

He noted the new center will feature numerous sustainable solutions, including a high-tech microbiological wash bay reusing 100% of water, and the installation of solar panels, allowing Cummins to use its own green energy as well as charging points for electric vehicles.

The facility also is set to have two 15-tonne overhead cranes, jib cranes, a test cell with an engine dynamometer, a paint booth and a bake-and-blast cleaner along with two disassembly bays, four high-horsepower and three mid-range/heavy-duty assembly bays and a MILLIPORE testing stand.

Cummins currently has four sites in Poland: Krakow, Gdansk, Lubin and Lomianki.


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