31st March, 2015 marked the end of manufacturing at the Cummins Generator Technologies factory in Ingolstadt, Germany, as production transferred to our other well established AvK manufacturing centre in Craiova, Romania. AvK DIG 140, DIG 150 and DIG 156 medium and high voltage models have transferred, as will AvK DSG 125 and DSG 144 low voltage models. The DIG 163 and DIG 167 models are now discontinued, but parts and support remain available.
Established in 1999 and under full ownership of Cummins Generator Technologies, the Craiova facility has benefited from '30 million of investment, including '12 million since 2013 for capacity expansion and modernisation, leading to one of the industry's most advanced manufacturing facilities anywhere in the world. The site employs 780 people and has shipped 8,000 alternators in the past 10 years.
Scott Strudwick, Sales General Manager ' EMEA, commented: 'Cummins Generator Technologies Romania has become an integral element of Cummins' global engineering and manufacturing capabilities for large alternators, with investment in advanced processes, testing facilities and our people, ensuring our products meet the highest standards demanded by Cummins and our customers.'
- Expansion made to the existing Craiova, Romania manufacturing facility
Expansion of production in Romania is part of a strategy that will see Cummins Generator Technologies become more agile and cost competitive in the sub 10,000 kVA market. Continued investment and development of the AvK range will ensure a strong future for the brand, building on the reputation†for†reliability and robustness with designs that satisfy a wide range of customer applications.
The closure of the factory in Ingolstadt brings to a close 96 years of electrical machinery manufacture in Germany under the AvK name. Arthur van Kaick established AvK as trading enterprise for electrical machines in Frankfurt in 1919.