Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. and Cummins Inc. have partnered to manufacture MidRange engines in South Korea.
The Hyundai Cummins Engine Co. (HCEC) joint venture in Daegu, Korea, will build 150 hp to 300 hp engines for Hyundai construction and industrial equipment spanning the MidRange 5.9-liter to 8.9-liter displacement range.
These are found in Hyundai excavators, wheel loaders and industrial equipment built in Ulsan and other locations worldwide. The joint venture engines will power Hyundai equipment in markets with high growth potential such as Russia, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia.
The new facility will have a capacity to build more than 50,000 engines per year at full production, which is expected to begin in 2014.
Engines manufactured at the HCEC facility will be based on the Cummins B, C and L MidRange platforms meeting emission levels equivalent to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 2 and Tier 3 off-highway regulations, either already in place or set to be introduced in many rapidly developing countries.