Yes, we've been doing this a while.
Our history highlights - progressing toward 100 years.
Since 1919, we've given our customers the dependable products they need, and we've given our employees the tools to succeed. Right now, Cummins is a Fortune 500 company that operates in more than 190 countries. However, our headquarters is still located in Columbus, Indiana, the same town where we were founded.
This is where Clessie Cummins, a self-taught mechanic and inventor, worked for W.G. Irwin. They both saw the potential in diesel engine technology, and that's why Mr. Irwin helped Clessie found the Cummins Engine Company. In addition, both founders had the perseverance to see the company continue through 19 years with no profitability, and the desire to support the communities they worked in.
It was this model of perseverance and loyalty they created that helped shape our organization through every step of our growth, from engine company to global, cutting-edge technology leader. Here are some highlights from our story.
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Did you know?
Cummins opened its first foreign manufacturing facility in Shotts, Scotland, in 1956, and by the end of the 1960s, Cummins had expanded its sales and service network to 2,500 dealers in 98 countries. Today, Cummins has more than 5,000 facilities in 197 countries and territories.