WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNY News Now) – Chautauqua County’s largest manufacturer, best known worldwide for manufacturing diesel engines, has launched a new effort to combat climate change.
On Wednesday, Cummins President and CEO Jen Rumsey announced a new brand: “Accelera.”
The enterprise will develop, produce, and sell “electrified products” for both commercial vehicles and industrial applications.
Optimizing Pem Fuel Cells and high-powered hydrogen tanks is also a priority for the new venture.
Over the past several years, Cummins has invested more than $1.5 billion in research and technology, capital, and acquisitions to build Accelera’s leadership and technological capabilities.
Accelera president Amy Davis says at the heart of the new brand, is innovating green energy to connect production to everyday use.
“We can sell components like we traditionally have, we can sell sub-systems and we can even do complete integrated battery electric vehicles; but we can also do hub projects, or infrastructure projects, with customers who are worried about the chicken and the egg at the same time,” explained Davis. “We’re gonna win because we have over 100-years of experience we can apply to these technologies and make them work.”
In addition to operations worldwide, Cummins Inc. operates the Jamestown Engine Plant in Busti, NY.
Earlier this year, the business announced a big revenue increase projection after fourth quarter profits totaled $631 million dollars; 13 percent higher than the period in 2021.