Shopcummins.com launches for U.S. customers

Cummins North America customers are now able to enjoy shopping for Cummins products online through shopcummins.com. Cummins launched shopcummins.ca for Canadian customers June 2018. The U.S. site will allow customers to choose from more than 200 products at their convenience, including Fleetguard filters, coolants and maintenance kits, Valvoline oil, Power Service fuel additives, Webasto air and coolant heaters, and Onan RV generator parts. 

Customers based in the U.S. will also enjoy many other site features with full-site mobile optimization, the ability to shop on the go from anywhere, register to receive exclusive offers and promotions, select different shipping options such as free in-store pick up at any local Cummins Sales & Service location in the U.S. and a hassle-free return policy. 

Like many other retailers, Cummins is looking to develop stronger relationships with customers through ecommerce sales and data. The new online store, shopcummins.com, presents a great opportunity to better serve longtime existing customers, and develop new relationships with prospective customers based on their shopping choices. 
 
Other key benefits for customers include:    
•    User-focused experience 
•    Help with the buying process 
•    Quick and easy access to products to help save time 

 “The convenience of shopcummins.com will allow Cummins to offer a digital solution that provides parts, products and services for customers 24/7. This is another example of our commitment to better serve our customers, everywhere,” said Jenny Bush, Vice President of Cummins Sales and Service, North America.

Visit shopcummins.com today to see how the leader in power technology can serve your needs, and check back as additional products will continue to be added regularly. 

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Cummins Inc.

Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Cummins makes big jump in two key financial rankings

The Cummins X12 and X15 engines, made at the Jamestown Engine Plant, shown here, in Jamestown, New York (U.S.), helped propel the company to record earnings in 2018.
The Cummins X12 and X15 engines, made at the Jamestown Engine Plant, shown here, in Jamestown, New York (U.S.), helped propel the company to record earnings in 2018.

Cummins made significant jumps in two major financial rankings announced recently by popular business magazines.

On Fortune’s list of the 500 largest U.S. companies ranked by total revenue, Cummins rose from No. 149 in 2018 to No. 128 in 2019, an increase of 21 places. In Forbes magazine’s Global 2000 ranking of the world’s largest public companies, Cummins saw an increase from No. 604 to No. 485, a jump of 119 places.

In 2009, Cummins was No. 181 in the Fortune 500. The company finished higher than No. 500 for the first time on the Forbes’ Global 2000 list. 

The higher rankings follow a record year for revenues in 2018 at Cummins, increasing to $23.8 billion from 20.4 billion in 2017, a jump of 16%. The $2.1 billion in net income attributable to Cummins for the full year ($13.15 per diluted share), compared to a net income of $999 million ($5.97 per diluted share), or $1.8 billion ($10.62 per diluted share) in 2017 excluding the impact of tax legislation.

In announcing revenues for 2018 earlier this year, Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger pointed to the company’s 100th anniversary in 2019 as he thanked employees who “made our 2018 record sales and profits a reality.”

 “… Our financial strength allows us to continue investing and innovating across our broad portfolio of power solutions to remain a global technology leader for the next 100 years while continuing to return significant capital to investors,” he said.

Cummins invested a record $902 million in research and development in 2018. Four out of the past five years the company has spent more than $700 million in that area. Cummins is the largest independent producer of diesel engines and diverse power solutions in the world.

The 2019 Fortune 500 is Fortune's 65th yearly list of the 500 largest U.S. companies ranked by total revenues using the most recent publicly available revenue data for both public and private companies.

The Global 2000 is Forbes’ 17th annual ranking of the world’s largest public companies. It screens public companies in four areas: sales, profits, assets and market value.
 

blair claflin director of sustainability communications

Blair Claflin

Blair Claflin is the Director of Sustainability Communications for Cummins Inc. Blair joined the Company in 2008 as the Diversity Communications Director. Blair comes from a newspaper background. He worked previously for the Indianapolis Star (2002-2008) and for the Des Moines Register (1997-2002) prior to that. blair.claflin@cummins.com

 

Cummins Executive Promotes Energy Diversity to Address Climate Change

Cummins executive Tony Satterthwaite, shown here at a management conference in 2017, testified today before a House Committee on climate change.
Cummins executive Tony Satterthwaite, shown here at a management conference in 2017, testified today before a House Committee on climate change.

A Cummins executive told a U.S. House Select Committee today that policy decisions promoting energy diversity are the best way to address climate change in the heavy-duty transportation sector.

Tony Satterthwaite, President of the Distribution segment at the company, said a diversity of fuels, including diesel, natural gas, electrified power and developing technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells, give customers the chance to pick what works best for their circumstances (you can watch Tony's testimony here).

“As we look to the future of the heavy-duty transportation sector, we see a sector that is highly complex and one in which we don’t believe there will be one technological solution that will meet all needs”, Satterthwaite said in testimony submitted to the House Select Committee on Climate Crisis. 

“Public policy plays an important role in facilitating this energy diverse future for the heavy-duty sector,” Satterthwaite said. “We think the best policies are ones that don’t pick winners and losers but focus on desired outcomes. The best technology to solve a problem today may not be the best in six months or two years.”

Tony Satterthwaite - U.S. House Committee on the Climate Crisis
Tony Satterthwaite, President of Cummins' Distribution Business, provides testimony in front of the U.S. House Committee on the Climate Crisis (July 16, 2019). 

ENERGY DIVERSITY

Cummins is committed to investing in an energy diverse future where its customers have a broad portfolio of power options – including clean diesel, natural gas, electrified power and even fuel cell technology – so they can choose what works best for them.

While perhaps best known for its diesel and natural gas engines, the company established its Electrified Power segment in 2018 and recently announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, fuel cell systems provider Hydrogenics Corporation. 

Satterthwaite told the committee climate change is a significant threat and encouraged it to take steps promoting innovation, especially in the development of energy infrastructure. He said it might be some time for all communities to have access to the full range of energy options.

Cummins believes, for example, that some of its customers may opt for clean diesel as the infrastructure is developed across the country for electrified power. Clean diesel has made significant strides. It would take 60 of today’s diesel trucks to equal the emissions of a new truck sold in 1988.  

Enacting policies that promote the power of choice for every market will help ensure that every community has the proven technology necessary to meet air quality and climate goals while promoting economic growth.

The hearing today (July 16, 2019) in Washington, D.C., was titled “Solving the Climate Crisis: Cleaning Up Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Protecting Communities.” The select committee’s goal is to reduce carbon within the heavy-duty transportation sector, with a primary focus on electrification. Cummins was invited as a stakeholder to give its perspective on energy diversity.

Since its inception, the select committee has held four hearings and two policy roundtables. The committee is led by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, a Florida Democrat.   

CUMMINS’ COMMITMENT

Cummins is the largest independent producer of diesel engines and diverse power solutions in the world. It embraced regulations more than 30 years ago, developing technology that enabled the company to meet standards that reduced particulate matter (PM) emissions in the diesel engine by 90 percent and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions by 95 percent, while improving fuel-efficiency.

PM and NOx are key contributors to smog while improving fuel economy reduces carbon dioxide (CO2), a key component to climate change.

The company has set specific goals to reduce the waste it produces and the water and energy it uses and recently announced it had met its goal two years early to partner with customers to improve the efficiency of its products in use. Cummins fuel teams have conducted nearly 300 projects with customers since 2014 to reach an annual run rate reduction of 3.5 million metric tons of CO2.

Infographic from Diesel Technology Forum
The Diesel Technology Forum produced this graphic on the gains clean diesel has made over the years.


 

blair claflin director of sustainability communications

Blair Claflin

Blair Claflin is the Director of Sustainability Communications for Cummins Inc. Blair joined the Company in 2008 as the Diversity Communications Director. Blair comes from a newspaper background. He worked previously for the Indianapolis Star (2002-2008) and for the Des Moines Register (1997-2002) prior to that. blair.claflin@cummins.com

 

Cummins Achieves Two Environmental Goals Early, Faces Challenges Ahead

In 2018, the Cummins plant in Juarez, Mexico, received its first full year of renewable power from the solar array it installed over part of its parking lot. Encouraging the production of renewable energy is part of the company’s energy goal.
In 2018, the Cummins plant in Juarez, Mexico, received its first full year of renewable power from the solar array it installed over part of its parking lot. Encouraging the production of renewable energy is part of the company’s energy goal.

Cummins has reached two of its seven 2020 environmental sustainability goals early, reducing the water it uses per hour worked and cutting carbon dioxide through collaborative projects with customers.

The company, however, still has work to do to fully meet Cummins’ goals to increase its recycling rate to 95%, cut energy use per hour worked by 32%, reduce the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from the shipment of goods within the company’s own network by 10%, and meet its water neutrality and zero disposal site goals. 

“While it’s gratifying to accomplish our goals on water and reducing CO2 through our products in use, we still have work to do on waste, water neutrality, energy and logistics,” said Brian C. Mormino, Cummins’ Executive Director of Environmental Strategy and Compliance.  “We wanted goals that would force us to stretch as a company and that certainly appears to be happening.”

2018 Sustainability Progress Report cover
To learn more, check out the Cummins 2018 Sustainability Progress Report, which covers not just the environment, but community engagement, health and safety, diversity and inclusion, innovation and much more. The report is posted on the company's sustainability website.

THE GOOD NEWS

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Cummins products in use are the company’s largest environmental impact and represent an estimated 99% of Cummins’ GHG footprint due to fossil fuel use.

Cummins fuel teams throughout the world implemented 76 new products in use projects in 2018, bringing the total number of initiatives with customers since 2014 to nearly 300. The company has surpassed its 2020 goal of achieving an annual run rate reduction of 3.5 million metric tons of CO2. The 2018 rate was 4.3 million metric tons.

Cummins has also achieved its goal of a 50% reduction in water use intensity (water use adjusted for hours worked) by 2020 compared to the company’s baseline year of 2010.  Leaders are not declaring this achievement complete, however, until the company can maintain its performance level while continuing to expand, or balancing any downturn in production.

In 2018, the company used 950 million gallons of water (3.6 million kL), a 14 million gallon decrease from 2017. Since the goal’s baseline year of 2010, direct water use is down 16% despite the company’s growth between 2010 and 2018.

Cummins’ water neutrality goal work is also progressing, but not yet fully achieved. The company set a goal of having water neutrality at 15 sites. Eight sites have been validated as water neutral toward the company’s 2020 goal of 15. These locations are off-setting their water use with community improvements that either conserve water or make new sources available. 

THE WORK STILL AHEAD

Cummins is also getting close to reaching its 2020 energy goal to reduce energy intensity by 32% compared to the baseline year of 2010.  This is the company’s third energy goal since 2006 and many of the “early win” projects have long been completed. 

The company, however, has an aggressive investment and action plan thorugh 2020 toward meeting its energy goal. Cummins invested $15 million in 140 energy efficiency and onsite solar photovoltaic capital projects in 2018. By the end of the year, the company’s energy intensity reduction was at 29%. Over the same 2010 to 2018 time-period, the company’s energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts reduced Cummins’ GHG intensity by 37%.

Cummins also made significant progress on its goal to encourage the use of renewable energy, entering into a virtual power purchase agreement to help an Indiana wind farm expand. The expansion will send about the same amount of power to the grid this year as the company uses in all of its headquarters state of Indiana.  

On recycling, Cummins in 2018 reached the 90% mark for a second consecutive year, just short of the company’s 95% goal. The recycling rate has been flat due to regulatory barriers in regions like India and China for problematic waste streams, and an absence of waste management suppliers in some operating regions such as Africa.

In addition, the company has been reducing packaging waste globally by increasing its use of returnable and reusable packaging. That means less material is available for recycling.

Finally, on logistics, disruption from switching third party logistics providers  has caused the team to take some steps back to better understand baseline data to determine where it stands toward meeting  Cummins’ goal to reduce the CO2 per kilogram of goods shipped in the company’s network by 10%.

The logistics team has been working to better understand the increased amount of detailed data it receives from the company’s new vendor and launched a Six Sigma project in early 2019 to gain a better understanding. It is working toward making improvements that would smooth CO2 reductions throughout the year.

The team wants to improve transport planning to maximize loads, reducing miles when trucks are empty and minimizing distance traveled.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Cummins is planning to announce the next generation of its environmental sustainability plan as part of the company’s 100th anniversary later in 2019, while still working to achieve its existing 2020 goals.The plan will look out to 2050, setting quantifiable goals for 2030 along the way.


 

blair claflin director of sustainability communications

Blair Claflin

Blair Claflin is the Director of Sustainability Communications for Cummins Inc. Blair joined the Company in 2008 as the Diversity Communications Director. Blair comes from a newspaper background. He worked previously for the Indianapolis Star (2002-2008) and for the Des Moines Register (1997-2002) prior to that. blair.claflin@cummins.com

 

Cummins Extends World Environment Day to an Entire Month

Cummins employees in Charleston, South Carolina, performed a dumpster dive to learn more about their waste stream during a previous celebration of June Environmental Month.
Cummins employees in Charleston, South Carolina, performed a dumpster dive to learn more about their waste stream during a previous celebration of June Environmental Month.

Cummins today kicks off its 6th annual June Environmental Month celebration, when employees across the company engage in environmental projects at work, home and in their communities.

The event also provides employees with the opportunity to learn more about the company’s environmental efforts around the world.

“Cummins has a long history of environmental responsibility,” said Jennifer Rumsey, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at the company. “So, it is no surprise we have designated the entire month of June in honor of World Environment Day (June 5) to celebrate our commitment to ensuring that everything we do leads to a cleaner environment.”

Sites across the company will be offering activities and programs around four weekly themes: how the company and its employees can decrease waste, improve water conservation, limit energy use and work within their communities to make a difference. 

In past celebrations, Cummins employees have participated in a wide range of activities including energy fairs, school visits, poster drawing contests, tree plantings and more. A key focus in 2019 is the 100th Anniversary Plastics Challenge, which asks employees to use 100 fewer pieces of single-use plastic during the month. 

Organizers of the celebration expect about two-thirds of the company’s workers will participate in one or more events.

IMPACT DRIVEN

Few projects are bigger than the event taking place at the Columbus Engine Plant (CEP) in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.). The site will host its 9th annual Community Wide Recycling Day from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 in the plant parking lot.

Employees gather recyclables at a previous Communitywide Recycle Day at the Cummins Engine Plant.
Employees gather recyclables at a previous Community Wide Recycling Day at the Columbus Engine Plant.

Employees and community members are invited to bring in a wide range of materials including electronic waste, used batteries, and used motor oil and paint, in addition to more typical recyclable items. Organizers are asking people not to bring in tractor tires, lightbulbs, mercury thermometers, Styrofoam and pressure vessels and tanks.

The event has been known to draw 500 to 1,000 cars filled with various recyclables and requires hundreds of volunteers. The plant partners with companies that specialize in handling difficult to recycle materials.

“The reason it is so popular is it provides a single outlet for the resident to properly dispose of household waste and also allows for recycling of this waste,” said David Wehrkamp, the Environmental Supervisor at CEP. “We also provide employee volunteers to unload the material from vehicles as they arrive. And its free to everyone.”

CEP is not the only Cummins’ plant to sponsor a recycling day. The Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, New York (U.S), will hold its 10th annual recycling day this fall (a date has not been set). David Burlee, the plant’s Health, Safety and Environment Leader, said last September’s event collected more than 100,000 pounds of electronics including more than 12,000 pounds of television sets. The event also gathered three trailer loads of tires.

IT’S ABOUT EDUCATION, TOO

Cummins also tries to use the month to educate employees on what it is doing to reduce its environmental impact as a company. For example, some Cummins employees will be traveling to northwestern Indiana later in June to learn more about the company’s support for an expansion at the Meadow Lake Wind Farm.

The company entered into a virtual power purchase agreement at Meadow Lake that helped move the project forward. The expansion went on line in December 2018 and will send more renewable energy to the grid than Cummins uses at all of its Indiana facilities.

One of the company’s environmental goals is to increase the availability and use of renewable power. The company will also announce this month its progress on goals around waste, water and energy.
 

blair claflin director of sustainability communications

Blair Claflin

Blair Claflin is the Director of Sustainability Communications for Cummins Inc. Blair joined the Company in 2008 as the Diversity Communications Director. Blair comes from a newspaper background. He worked previously for the Indianapolis Star (2002-2008) and for the Des Moines Register (1997-2002) prior to that. blair.claflin@cummins.com

 

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