Hyundai Heavy Industries & Cummins announce a J/V to build mid-range engines in Korea.
The engines will extend from 150 hp to 300 hp (112-224 kW) output for application in a wide range of Hyundai construction and industrial equipment.
The launch of the Hyundai Cummins Engine Company (HCEC) joint venture took place in Ulsan, Korea, with a ceremonial co-signing of the agreement by Byeong-Ku Choe, Chief Operating Officer and President – Hyundai Construction Equipment Division, and Rich Freeland, Cummins Vice President and President – Engine Business.
The HCEC joint venture operation will be located in the city of Daegu, Korea, with engine manufacturing to commence in 2014. The new facility will have a capacity in place to build more than 50,000 engines per year at full production.
HCEC will supply engines spanning the mid-range 5.9-liter to 8.9-liter displacement range for Hyundai excavators, wheel loaders and industrial equipment built in Ulsan and other locations worldwide. The joint venture engines will power Hyundai equipment in markets with high growth potential such as Russia, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia.
The HCEC operation will be equipped with a state-of-the-art engine production line and highly advanced test cells. Cost-effective manufacturing procedures will be applied at HCEC, following common practices used across Cummins global network of MidRange engine manufacturing facilities, combined with Hyundai engineering and quality expertise