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Is the Cummins Engine Produced in China Same with the Engines Made in other Countries?

As a global giant company and leading company in the diesel engine industry, Cummins and China’s history can be traced back to more than half a century ago in the 1940s. At the end of 1944, a Chongqing enterprise sent a letter to Cummins seeking to establish a business relationship to produce Cummins engines locally in China. The first Cummins China office was established in Beijing in 1979 when China opened to the outside world after the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States.


Cummins has long localized engine production in China. In 1981, Chongqing Engine Plant began to produce Cummins engines under license. In 1995, Cummins first Joint-venture engine plant in China was established.
After more than 40 years development, Cummins has 6 engine production plants in China with 6 different business partners as below:



DCEC-Dongfeng Cummins Engine Company , the 50:50 joint venture between Dongfeng Motor Co., LTD and Cummins USA.




CCEC-Chongqing Cummins Engine Company , the 50:50 joint venture between Chongqing Mechanical & Electrical Co., LTD and Cummins USA.




XCEC-Xi’an Cummins Engine Company, the 50:50 joint venture between Shaanxi Automobile Holding Group and Cummins USA.




BFCEC-Beijing Foton Cummins Engine Company, the 50:50 joint venture between Foton motor Co., LTD and Cummins USA.




GCIC-Guangxi Cummins Industrial Engine Company, the 50:50 joint venture between Guangxi Liugong Machinery Co., LTD and Cummins USA.




ACPL-Anhui Cummins Power Ltd, the 50:50 joint venture between JAC- Jianghuai Automobile Group Co., LTD and Cummins USA.



Cummins and its affiliated subsidiaries have invested more than one billion US dollars in China, and have 19 manufacturing enterprises in China, producing products such as engines, turbochargers, filters, emission treatment systems, fuel systems, alternators and generator sets. Working closely with its strategy business partner in China, Cummins producing 15 series out of its 24 engine series in China now, in accordance with Cummins’ globally unified strict quality standards.

Cummins products produced in China sharing the same engine part number system, which means all the parts are interchangeable if it’s have the same number. Meanwhile, with the high localization rate, and adopts the requirements of Chinese market and demand, the engines produced in China are different with engines produced in other countries, its almost impossible to change the old engine that produced in other countries with a China produced Cummins engine.

With a strong qualified engineer team, EMAC is able to provide customized services that provide a complete powertrain and power pack system that is able to meet most of the requirements, including the engine status that is interchangeable with Cummins engines manufactured in other countries.

And one point need to be high light is that for the electronic engines which comes with ECU, the different of engines produced in China and engines produced in other countries is quite large, the main different is the ECU model, most of electronic engines products in other countries are comes with CM850 ECU, which is a 50 pins ECU model, while the Cummins engines produced in China are using CM2150 and CM2880, both model are come with 60 pins ECU, to meet the additional connecting requirement for higher emission standard.

As a 12 year experience professional one-stop power system solution provider, EMAC have experience of dealing with different requirement from over 100 different applications, and we clearly understand the requirements on power system for different industry and different applications, we are able to give best matching solutions for different applications based on customers’ requirement and budgets, welcome to contact EMAC to find out more about our company and products.

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