Company celebrates 100 years, opens new HQ

March 28th, 2019, Published in Articles: Energize

Cummins, a 100-year old corporation of complementary business units which design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions, launched its state-of-the-art premises in Waterfall City, Midrand recently. Dubbed the “Power Hub” the facility demonstrates the company’s confidence in the Southern African region and supports the company’s aspiration to be Africa’s preferred power solutions provider.

The 15 355 m2 Power Hub houses the company’s regional headquarters, its Master Rebuild Centre (MRC), Africa Learning Centre and Gauteng operation centre. The new building is geared to ensure ease of business dealings for customers while improving operational efficiencies in a collaborative manner. Racheal Njoroge, the managing director for southern Africa, said the architectural layout of the building was designed to adopt the company’s “Smart Office” concept to create a space that enhances internal collaboration, encourages engagement and thereby accelerates a solution-orientated approach.

Cummins’ new Power Hub in Midrand. Photo credit: Reinier Harmse Photographix.

The company’s relocation from its Kelvin and Longmeadow offices to this building positions it at what is considered to be the epicentre of Gauteng’s most dynamic and strategically located business hub. The consolidation of the various businesses at the Power Hub provides a technologically advanced world class suite of products and capabilities all available under one roof. The central hub, providing power solutions for customers across the Southern Africa region, provides technically advanced expertise from mining, power systems, automotive and technical training.  The facility also provides industry with a 2600 kW AVL Dyno Test Cell which will test some of its largest engines to full power; a precision-driven spray booth large enough to accommodate the largest 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 facility, being a part of the company’s distribution business unit, also focuses on sales and aftermarket servicing. The MRC continues to be a focal point of its support to the mining industry, providing rebuilt engines which ensure customers enjoy a reliable and consistent supply of engines for uninterrupted operations.

The launch was attended by the company’s chairman and CEO, Tom Linebarger, as well as Tony Satterthwaite and Jill Cook, the company’s president for distribution business and chief of human resources respectively.

Contact Siboni Tsabedze, Cummins, Tel 011 451-3400, senetisiwe.tsabedze@cummins.com

 

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