TCPL GES unveils advanced plant for Hydrogen Engines, pledges cleaner India

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  • Mar 21,24
The opening of this plant within a year of signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State of Jharkhand reaffirms the commitment and steady progress that the two organisations have made in advancing their decarbonisation strategy
TCPL GES unveils advanced plant for Hydrogen Engines, pledges cleaner India

Jharkhand –TCPL GES, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Cummins Private Limited (TCPL), a 50:50 joint venture of Tata Motors Limited and Cummins Inc. USA, on 20th March, 2024 inaugurated a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to produce hydrogen-based Internal Combustion Engines for Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles and other low to zero emission technology products in India. The inauguration of this facility reaffirms its commitment to power a cleaner and sustainable future for India.

Situated in Jamshedpur and spanning almost seven acres, this facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, reflecting the commitment of both Tata Motors and Cummins to innovation, manufacturing excellence, and environmental sustainability. The opening of this plant within a year of signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State of Jharkhand reaffirms the commitment and steady progress that the two organisations have made in advancing their decarbonisation strategy.

Speaking on the occasion, Girish Wagh, Executive Director of Tata Motors said “Tata Motors’ established legacy of nation-building, innovations, and industry firsts gains further momentum with the opening of this new-age manufacturing facility. The hydrogen-based powertrain aggregates and systems produced here will shape the future of mobility in India, making it smarter and greener. We remain committed to partner our customers to build a better tomorrow by enabling them to progressively adopt emission free and commercially viable solutions for cargo and people mobility.”

Speaking on the occasion, Ashwath Ram, Managing Director, Cummins Group in India said, “Cummins has always believed in bringing the right technology that powers the success of our customers at the right time. Our commitment to manufacturing advanced low to zero-emissions technology products that advance decarbonisation isn't just a promise; it's a responsibility we embrace and is backed by concrete action. Powered by our global expertise, strategic partnership, and technological capabilities, we are making steady progress on our Destination Zero strategy."

Tata Motors and Cummins have a 30-year strong partnership in India through their joint venture Tata Cummins Private Limited (TCPL). TCPL GES, a subsidiary of TCPL, was formed in March 2023 to collaborate on the design and development of low and zero-emission propulsion technology solutions for commercial vehicles in India. These technologies and solutions will be deployed in a variety of applications and will play a pivotal role in developing sustainable powertrain solutions that will help to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and support India's net-zero ambitions.

In alignment with PLANET 2050, which is a long-range business strategy with an environmental lens to address climate change, natural resource use, and improving communities, Cummins’ dedication to sustainability is evident not only in the products it creates but also in the operations of its manufacturing plants. During the construction of the new facility, sustainable practices were prioritised, including the use of eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient systems, and waste reduction measures.

Cummins Group in India is a leading provider of integrated power solutions for the industrial and automotive sectors. The Cummins Group operates in India through sixteen companies. With a wide-ranging portfolio, the group is engaged in designing, manufacturing, distributing, and servicing diesel and natural gas engines and powertrain-related component products, including filtration, after-treatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, transmissions, and electrified power systems. Further with the recent acquisition of Meritor, Cummins Group has expanded its portfolio in India to include drivetrain, mobility, braking, aftermarket, and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicles, and industrial markets.

Part of the USD 150 billion Tata group, Tata Motors Limited, a USD 42 billion organisation, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, pick-ups, trucks, and buses, offering an extensive range of integrated, smart, and e-mobility solutions. With ‘Connecting Aspirations’ at the core of its brand promise, Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and ranks among the top three in the passenger vehicles market.

Cummins Inc., a global power solutions leader, is comprised of five business segments – Components, Engine, Distribution, Power Systems, and Accelera by Cummins – supported by our global manufacturing and extensive service and support network, skilled workforce, and vast technological expertise. Cummins is committed to its Destination Zero strategy, which is grounded in the company’s commitment to sustainability and helping its customers successfully navigate the energy transition with its broad portfolio of products. 

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