Cummins sells exhaust business

Christopher Goodfellow - 4 February 2011

Cummins has agreed to sell its exhaust business to Global Tube, a subsidiary of Wind Point Partners, for an undisclosed sum. The sale will allow Cummins Emission Solutions (CES) to place greater emphasis and resources on developing and manufacturing aftertreatment technology, a critical part of Cummins' growth strategy, according to a statement from the company.

Srikanth Padmanabhan, Vice President and General Manager of CES, said: "It is more important than ever for CES to focus on our core business of providing aftertreatment systems and solutions for commercial vehicles. Selling the exhaust business to a strong buyer like Global Tube will enable us to focus on developing the technologies that will allow CES to continue growing in this vital market."

The exhaust business manufactures products such as bent tubes and small mufflers and does not include manufacture and supply of aftertreatment systems including SCR.

The sale to Global Tube affects Cummins' acoustic exhaust operations in Stoughton, Arcadia, Black River Falls and Viroqua, all in Wisconsin, as well as in Scoresby, Australia and Daman, India.

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