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, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Jharkhand to set up a manufacturing plant to produce low-to-zero-emission technologies for mobility solutions. The MoU was signed by Shri Jitendra Kumar, Secretary, Department of Industries, Government of Jharkhand, and Mr. Ajay Patil, Chief Financial Officer, Cummins Group in India, in the presence of Shri Hemant Soren, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Mr. Girish Wagh, Executive Director, Tata Motors and Mr. Nitin Jirafe, Vice President, Engine Business, Cummins India.
This collaboration demonstrates the State Government’s commitment to India’s Panchamrit Tatva to combat climate change and aligns with Jharkhand Government’s vision of transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Jharkhand will be one of the first states in India to open the doors for manufacturing advanced technology products for the commercial vehicle industry in India, which will contribute to reducing the nation’s carbon footprint.
An investment of over Rs. 350 Crores will be done over the next few years by TCPL GES to produce fuel-agnostic powertrain solutions including Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine, Battery Electric Vehicle Systems, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Systems, and Fuel Delivery Systems. As a significant step toward investing in future clean energy technologies, the state-of-the-art production facility corroborates with Tata Motors’ and Cummins India’s commitment to the Make in India initiative and making India self-reliant. Like all other Cummins facilities, the TCPL GES site will comply with lean, clean and green manufacturing operations. The plant is expected to commence production in 2024 in a phased manner. As per current plans, the Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine will roll out first followed by the Battery Electric Components and Fuel Delivery System related products.
This investment will create an anchor enterprise to develop a robust supply ecosystem through value chain creation. The investment will also provide a great opportunity for the state’s skilled youth to work on new technologies and new processes and will help in creating direct employment opportunities of more than 300 youth, thus acting as an enabler to for social and economic development of the state.
Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine
The Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine has the potential to become the most practical solution toward achieving near zero-carbon emissions for medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturers.
Hydrogen fuel cell
Pegged as the technology of the future, the Hydrogen Fuel Cell powertrain offers zero-emissions power solutions. For customers who aspire to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions, hydrogen fuel cells will be an apt solution when supplied with green H2 as fuel.
Cummins Inc. has developed new-generation battery pack solutions based on deep duty cycle and application experience. The batteries will be equipped with an advanced Battery Management System (BMS) for monitoring various critical battery parameters and diagnostics and improving the battery life and performance. The TCPL GES plant will rely on Cummins’s global experience to manufacture battery electric components.
Fuel Delivery Systems
Providing hydrogen storage capabilities will enable us to accelerate the viability and adoption of hydrogen powered technologies in commercial markets. The plant will manufacture composite tank systems and tailor-make solutions for hydrogen storage applications.
Expressing his resolve to promote state development in a sustainable and inclusive manner, Shri Hemant Soren, Chief Minister, Jharkhand said, “India is making significant strides in its fight against climate change. The collaboration with TCPL GES is part of Jharkhand's commitment to achieve the country's net-zero target for 2070 and position itself as a hub for new technological developments. This is also an effort to upskill and empower our youth and provide them with an opportunity to contribute to a cutting-edge industry. The plant will help create employment opportunities and thus contribute to the state's social and economic development.”
Speaking on the occasion, Girish Wagh, Executive Director of Tata Motors said, “Since beginning operations in 1945 in Jamshedpur, Tata Motors has established a rich legacy of innovations and industry firsts in its endeavour towards nation building. Today marks another momentous occasion in our partnering with the people and government of Jharkhand for creating future ready sustainable mobility solutions. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility being set-up will produce hydrogen-based powertrains and battery electric vehicle aggregates and systems using next-gen technologies. These advanced solutions will shape the future of mobility in India by enabling customers to progressively transition to emission free, commercially viable cargo and mass mobility in the coming years.”
Speaking on the occasion, Ajay Patil, CFO, Cummins Group in India said, “With over 30 years of first-hand manufacturing experience in Jamshedpur, we have an intimate understanding of heavy-duty applications and a clear view of the hard work required to transition the commercial vehicle industry to cleaner powertrains. We applaud the Government of Jharkhand for taking bold steps to lead India’s transition to an emission free nation. In line with our Destination Zero strategy, this MoU is a significant milestone on our path to zero emissions, and we are grateful to the Government of Jharkhand for giving us this opportunity to contribute toward lowering emissions today for a better tomorrow.”
About Cummins Group in India
Cummins in India, a power leader, is a group of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute, and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, air handling, filtration, emission solutions, and electrical power generation systems. With its recent Meritor acquisition, Cummins has expanded its portfolio to include drivetrain, mobility, braking, aftermarket, and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicles, and industrial markets. Its technology and pioneering initiatives are bringing innovative solutions and dependable services at the best possible value to users across the country. Its high-performance outlook is based on the customer focus, integrity, and capability of its people. Part of the $28.1 billion Cummins Inc. USA, Cummins in India is a group of various entities with its presence in over 200 locations and 10,000+ employees. Learn more at cummins.com.
About Tata Motors
Part of the USD 128 billion Tata group, Tata Motors Limited (BSE: 500570 and 570001; NSE: TATAMOTORS and TATAMTRDVR), a USD 42 billion organization, 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.
Tata Motors strives to bring new products that captivate the imagination of GenNext customers, fueled by state-of-the-art design and R&D centres located in India, the UK, the US, Italy, and South Korea. By focusing on engineering and tech- enabled automotive solutions catering to the future of mobility, the company’s innovation efforts are focused on developing pioneering technologies that are both sustainable and suited to the evolving market and customer aspirations. The company is pioneering India's Electric Vehicle (EV) transition and driving the shift towards sustainable mobility solutions by developing a tailored product strategy, leveraging the synergy between Group companies and playing an active role in liaising with the Government of India in developing the policy framework.
With operations in India, the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia, Tata Motors markets its vehicles in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the SAARC countries. As of March 31, 2023, Tata Motors’ operations include 88 consolidated subsidiaries, two joint operations, three joint ventures, and numerous equity-accounted associates, including their subsidiaries, over which the company exercises significant influence.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains, and powertrain-related components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems, hydrogen generation and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 59,900 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment, and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide and earned about $2.1 billion on sales of $24.0 billion in 2021. See how Cummins is powering a world that’s always on by accessing news releases and more information at https://www.cummins.com/always-on.
Photo Caption: MoU signing between TCPL GES and Govt of Jharkhand. Left to right - Girish Wagh, Executive Director of Tata Motors; Ajay Patil, CFO, Cummins Group in India; Shri Hemant Soren, Chief Minister, Jharkhand; Jitendra Kumar, Secretary, Department of Industries, Government of Jharkhand..