The Right Honorable John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons and Member of UK Parliament visited Cummins Generator Technologies Romania on May 30th, 2013 to celebrate continued British investment and manufacturing excellence in Romania.
Cummins identified Craiova as the location to expand its larger AC alternator†production facilities with an '11.5M investment in capacity as well as advanced manufacturing technologies and testing facilities.
John Bercow MP is joined on this visit by Martin Harris, British Ambassador in Romania, Andreea Radu, Deputy Head of the UKTI Bucharest, Valeriu Zgonea, President of Deputies Chamber in Romania, Ion Prioteasa, President of Dolj County Council, Deca Marius Costinel, Prefect of Dolj County and Lia Olguta Vasilescu, Mayor of Craiova.
Ron Cebula, General Manager of Cummins Generator Technologies Romania, commented 'We are delighted to announce our growth plans for Craiova. I believe this investment, coupled with the on-going personal development of our dedicated employees will bring the best of British and Romanian industries together.' Cebula added 'It is a privilege for Cummins Generator Technologies to host this event here in Craiova.'
Cummins Generator Technologies established itself in Craiova in 1999 and has since become an integral element of Cummins' global engineering and manufacturing capability. Craiova was selected as a strategic growth location to manufacture 600kVA to 7,000kVA STAMFORD and AvK AC alternators and components, now producing in excess of 800 AC generators per annum, employing over 700 employees as a result. Cummins identified Craiova for its design and manufacturing operations due to its central European location, excellent links with local universities and significantly the collaboration between the UK embassy in Bucharest and the Romanian government.
In 2008 and each year since, Cummins Generator Technologies has been awarded recognition as a Top Three company by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry from Dolj county.