New premises herald vote of confidence in the Southern Africa region as company celebrates 100 years in business
South Africa, Waterfall City, Johannesburg, 27th March 2019: Cummins, a global power leader and corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions, is proud to officially launch its state-of-the-art premises in the highly acclaimed business area, Waterfall Logistics Precinct in Waterfall City, today. The Power Hub strategically consolidates and solidifies various business premises in support of the company’s position as Africa’s preferred power solutions provider.
The Power Hub, a 15,355m2 facility, holding a substantial R350 million investment, houses the Cummins Southern Africa Regional Headquarters, the Master Rebuild Centre (MRC), Africa Learning Centre and Gauteng Operations. The launch heralds the completion of a three-year project that culminates in the creation of a world class sales and service facility. The new premises are geared to ensure ease of business dealings for customers and support of the Cummins vision of exceeding customer expectations whilst improving operational efficiencies in a collaborative manner. The Managing Director of Southern Africa, Ms Racheal Njoroge commented: “We are extremely excited to officially launch our new state-of-the-art facilities. The architectural layout has been optimally and uniquely designed, adopting the Cummins Smart Office Concept (CSO) to create a space that enhances internal collaboration, encourages engagement and thereby accelerates a solution-orientated approach. Employees and customers alike will appreciate the value these premises will bring to their Cummins experience. As always, we are driven by a customer-centric outlook to provide quality performance and service el-extraordinaire.”
The company’s relocation from the Kelvin and Longmeadow offices to the award-winning Waterfall Logistics Precinct is also of critical importance as it positions the company at the epicentre of Gauteng’s most dynamic and strategically located business hub. Acknowledging the strategic significance of the new premises and showcasing the power leader’s vote of confidence and commitment to the Southern Africa region, visiting dignitaries from the global headquarters in Columbus, Indiana in the United States include the company’s Chairman and CEO, Mr Tom Linebarger; the VP and President – Distribution Business, Mr Tony Satterthwaite; and the Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms Jill Cook.
The consolidation of the various businesses at the Power Hub provides a technologically advanced world class suite of products and capabilities all available under one roof. The central hub, providing power solutions for customers across the Southern Africa region, brings together a host of Cummins technically advanced expertise from mining, power systems, automotive and technical training. Additionally, the facility provides the latest cutting-edge technology to meet industry needs: a 3,500hp AVL Dyno Test Cell that will test some of Cummins largest engines to full power; a precision-driven spray booth large enough to accommodate the most powerful Cummins engines’ paint applications and an environmentally advanced water purification plant, an efficient waste water treatment system which recycles 80% of water used in the Master Rebuilt Center. The Power Hub also launches new progressive build processes that substantially reduce the overall build time whilst improving quality output. The facility, being a part of the Cummins Distribution Business Unit, also focuses on sales and aftermarket servicing. The MRC continues to be a focal point of Cummins support to the mining industry, providing rebuilt engines to ensure customers can enjoy a reliable and consistent supply of engines for uninterrupted operations. The Cummins Smart Office design encourages improved collaboration and innovative thinking amongst employees. Overall, a win-win facility for both employees and customers alike.
Cummins celebrated its centennial anniversary in February with a simple message: “Challenge the Impossible,” as it continues to innovate a wide range of technical solutions that break boundaries and power the future, pioneering a world that is Always On.
The headquarters for Cummins Southern Africa and Cummins South Africa is in Waterfall City, Johannesburg, South Africa; with branches in Cape Town, Durban, Kathu and Middleburg in the country; as well as branches in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The company also enjoys a wide range of dealer networks in support of its widespread Southern Africa footprint. Backed up by a powerful global service network, Cummins stands behind the quality of its products by offering factory-backed Extended Warranty Programs.
Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc. cuts the ribbon at the unveiling of the company’s state-of-the-art new facility, the Power Hub, in Waterfall City, Johannesburg today. Left to right: Kwame Gyan-Tawiah (Director Africa Middle East Distribution Business Unit Operational Excellence), Thierry Pimi (Executive Managing Director – Africa Middle East ABO), Racheal Njoroge (Managing Director, Cummins Southern Africa), Tom Linebarger (Chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc.), Jill Cook (Chief Human Resources Officer), Tony Satterthwaite (President-Distribution Business) and Mpho Nthane (Cummins Master of Ceremonies).
Racheal Njoroge, Managing Director Cummins Southern Africa, addresses distinguished guests, customers, employees and media at the Cummins Power Hub, a R350m state-of-the-art facility in Waterfall City, Johannesburg, today.
The Cummins Project Team responsible for the Power Hub’s development, a 13-month operation from ground breaking to practical conclusion.