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May 31, 2019 5:30 PM, EDT

Cummins, Isuzu Form Powertrain Partnership

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Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. and truck maker Isuzu Motors announced they are entering into the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership agreement, which formalizes a business structure for the companies to bring new diesel and diesel-based powertrains to global markets.

“Isuzu and Cummins recognize the advanced diesel engine is, and will continue to be, an important power choice for global customers in commercial vehicle and industrial applications. This is especially true in developed countries where power sources are used for high-intensity operations, as well as in emerging countries where social infrastructure conditions are severe,” Isuzu Motors President Masanori Katayama said in a statement.

Cummins is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The original equipment manufacturer had the most Class 8 diesel engines supplied overall to U.S. truck makers in 2018 and the dominant share of medium-duty engines supplied.

Isuzu is the leader in retail sales of Class 4 trucks in the United States, and the company also sells Classes 5-6, too, according to WardsAuto.com. — Transport Topics