Cummins Generator Technologies (formerly Newage AvK) has nearly one hundred years of experience in building electrical machines on its main manufacturing site in STAMFORD, United Kingdom. Prior to the merge with AvK, Newage (the name created from the full title, Northern Electric Wireless and General Engineering Company) was founded in Manchester, UK in 1935 to manufacture alternator sets and air compressors. Through manufacturing and international expansion of distribution in the 1960s and 1970's and acquisition and corporate restructuring in the 1980s and 1990s Newage was acknowledged as the world leader in alternators in the range 8 kVA to 2000 kVA.
AvK was founded in Frankfurt/Main, Germany by Mr. Arthur van Kaick to manufacture electrical machines. AvK grew quickly during the 1920s and 1930s through the application of innovative solutions to power generation problems of the time. With the development of special electrical windings AvK were the first company to solve the problem of power generation and transmission across the regions of Germany using different mains voltages. In 1938, AvK developed and launched the world`s first self regulating alternator.