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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 2 December, 2008
For further information, contact: Madeline Foss, 763–574–5942

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Cummins Power Generation Inc. for Leadership in North American Generator Set Market

Frost and Sullivan recognizes Cummins Power Generation

Frost and Sullivan recognizes Cummins Power Generation with the 2008 North American Product Quality Leadership of the Year Award

MINNEAPOLIS — Cummins Power Generation, a business unit of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has received the 2008 North American Product Quality Leadership of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company. In granting the national award, Frost & Sullivan recognized Cummins Power Generation for its “effective business strategies and adoption of eco–friendly guidelines that establish the superiority of its products.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated superior quality control over its competitors in product manufacturing.

The award recognizes Cummins Power Generation for its commitment to maintaining a cleaner and environment–friendly design, manufacturing and distribution process that has enabled it to offer products that successfully meet or even surpass regulatory standards relating to noxious emissions and noise pollution. The parent company to Cummins Power Generation, Cummins Inc., also has reduced the release of harmful nitrogen (90 percent) and particulate matter (PM) by 73 percent from its heavy–duty engines, in response to the passing of the U.S. Clean Air Act. According to Frost & Sullivan, this pioneering effort by Cummins has raised the bar for quality standards in the market.

As further proof of its responsible environmental stewardship toward society, by 2010, Cummins is expected to introduce a commercially viable product that will meet all emission and fuel economy standards without emitting any kind of PM.

“Cummins recently adopted an environmental policy that encompasses its entire business structure,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Wesley Dean. “The company has planned to display the policy at all its design and manufacturing facilities to ensure that its employees constantly focus on delivering quality, safe and eco–friendly products.”

Cummins also has implemented a code of conduct for its global supplier base, which deals extensively with minimizing emissions and noise pollution. The suppliers have to follow the environmental guidelines to be eligible for conducting business with Cummins. The company also uses the Six Sigma quality management tool for improving its environmental performance and addressing key environmental sustainability issues, such as conservation of natural resources.

“In 2007, Cummins Power Generation became the first company in the market to receive an International Building Code (IBC) certification on its generator sets — a recognition that guaranteed that a number of its generator sets were suitable for use in emergencies,” Dean observed. “The same year, Cummins’ turbo diesel engines met the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2010 emission standards, almost three years ahead of the requirements.”

Apart from its corporate citizenship, Cummins also takes pride in its outstanding customer service. It frequently conducts customer satisfaction surveys, focus group research and customer councils for feedback on its products. Meanwhile, the company’s Customer Assistance Center answers customer queries on product maintenance, application, repair and troubleshooting to ensure increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.

“A strong focus on reducing emission of PM and noise pollution from its products has contributed to its success as the most preferred supplier of generator sets in the market,” Dean continued. “An effective company–wide quality management system through Six Sigma and a range of green initiatives signify the company’s responsibility in offering eco–friendly products.”

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in–depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

Cummins Power Generation, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), is an industry leader in introducing advanced low–emissions power generation solutions around the world. With over 80 years’ experience, the company’s global distributor network delivers innovative, reliable and cost–effective solutions for any power need — commercial, industrial, recreational, emergency and residential. Products include temporary or permanent pre–integrated power systems, combining generator sets and power control and transfer technologies. Services range from system design, project management, financing, and operation and maintenance contracts to development of turnkey power plants. For more information, contact Madeline Foss, Cummins Power Generation, 1400 73rd Ave. NE, Minneapolis, Minn. 55432. Phone: 763–574–5942; fax: 763–574–5298.

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