July 27, 2018 2:45 PM, EDT

Cummins Marks Milestone With 2 Millionth Engine

Cummins X15A Cummins X15 engine on display at 2016 MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Cummins Inc. announced the production of its 2 millionth engine, an X15, at the Jamestown (N.Y.) Engine Plant.

The plant remains one of the company’s largest manufacturing facilities, accounting for 14.7% of Cummins total engine production in 2017.

The milestone engine is going into an International LT Series truck operated by Penske Truck Leasing, according to the Columbus, Ind.-based original equipment manufacturer.

International Truck is a brand of Navistar Inc.

“The Jamestown Engine Plant plays an important role in our company’s ability to produce a broad range of engines for different customers around the world serving a wide variety of markets,” said Brett Merritt, Cummins’ vice president of on-highway engine business.

Cummins acquired the more than 1 million-square-foot facility in 1974, initially using it to manufacture engine components. Since building its first engine in 1981, production in recent years typically exceeds 100,000 engines annually.

Jamestown is home to the production of Cummins heavy-duty engine technologies, including the X15, ISX12, X12, ISM11 diesel engines and ISX12N natural gas engine as well as historically the ISX15 diesel engine and ISX12 G natural gas engine.

In all, the company’s products range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as related technologies, including battery systems, fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emissions solutions and electrical power generation systems.