Cummins Marine, a division of Cummins Inc., and Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, announced the formation of a 50/50 joint venture to supply integrated diesel propulsion systems to the worldwide recreational and commercial marine markets. The joint venture, Cummins MerCruiser Diesel
Marine LLC, will be headquartered in Charleston, S.C.
Under the terms of the agreement, Cummins will supply diesel engines 15 liters and below, including certain electronic displays and other hardware.
Mercury Marine will
supply the Mercury 1.7 liter, 2.8 liter, 4.2 liter and 7.3 liter diesel engines, drive units for sterndrive applications and their SmartCraft(R) electronic integration hardware. The joint venture aims to
become the premier worldwide supplier of integrated diesel marine propulsion