Cummins has officially launched its new “Power Hub” in the Waterfall Logistics Precinct in Waterfall City, Gauteng, South Africa.
The new premises strategically consolidates and solidifies various business premises in support of the company’s position as Africa’s preferred power solutions provider, Cummins said.
The 15,355 m² facility, a ZAR350 million ($24 million) investment, houses the Cummins Southern Africa Regional Headquarters, the Master Rebuild Centre (MRC), Africa Learning Centre and Gauteng Operations.
The launch, this week, heralds the completion of a three-year project that culminated in the creation of a world-class sales and service facility, Cummins said.
“The new premises are geared to ensure ease of business dealings for customers and support of the Cummins vision of exceeding customer expectations whilst improving operational efficiencies in a collaborative manner,” the company said.
Racheal Njoroge, Managing Director of Southern Africa for Cummins, said: “We are extremely excited to officially launch our new state-of-the-art facilities. The architectural layout has been optimally and uniquely designed, adopting the Cummins Smart Office Concept (CSO) to create a space that enhances internal collaboration, encourages engagement and thereby accelerates a solution-orientated approach.”
The company has relocated from the Kelvin and Longmeadow offices to the Waterfall Logistics Precinct, positioning it “at the epicentre of Gauteng’s most dynamic and strategically located business hub”, Cummins said.
The central hub, providing power solutions for customers across the Southern Africa region, brings together a host of Cummins technically advanced expertise from mining, power systems, automotive and technical training.
Additionally, the facility provides the latest cutting-edge technology to meet industry needs: a 3,500 hp AVL Dyno Test Cell that will trial some of Cummins largest engines to full power; a precision-driven spray booth large enough to accommodate the most powerful Cummins engines’ paint applications and an environmentally advanced water purification plant, an efficient waste water treatment system which recycles 80% of water used in the MRC.
The Power Hub also launches new progressive build processes that substantially reduce the overall build time while improving quality output, Cummins said. The facility, being a part of the Cummins Distribution Business Unit, also focuses on sales and aftermarket servicing.
“The MRC continues to be a focal point of Cummins support to the mining industry, providing rebuilt engines to ensure customers can enjoy a reliable and consistent supply of engines for uninterrupted operations,” Cummins said.