Cummins Inc. and Leclanché SA announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as the collaboration represents a step forward in providing customers with a broader portfolio of integrated power solutions, according to Cummins' news release.
The MOU enables Cummins and Leclanché to offer customers a wide range of hybrid, battery-only, and fuel cell package solutions in marine and rail applications using a variety of power sources such as engines, hydrogen fuel cells, battery packs, and racks, as well as other components.
The MOU establishes another relationship as Cummins works to achieve its Destination Zero strategy – the company’s plan to reach net zero emissions across its products by 2050.
Recently, the company launched Accelera by Cummins, rebranding its New Power business, to bring zero emissions solutions to markets.
“Cummins is focused on our Destination Zero strategy – to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and combining efforts with Leclanché enables us to provide a broader range of solutions to reach our goals, and help our customers accelerate their decarbonization journeys,” said Gbile Adewunmi, executive director of Industrial Markets at Power Systems segment at Cummins. Leclanché’s portfolio of products tailored for Industrial markets aligns well with the Cummins core, bridge, and zero carbon technology offerings.”
“Both companies possess a wealth of expertise in their respective fields and markets, and this, coupled with Cummins’ well-established global presence, will offer customers quality solutions to suit their needs in transitioning towards green energy and transportation," said Leclanché’s co-CEO Pierre Blanc.
Cummins and Leclanché will work together to optimize the installation, training, commissioning, warranty, and aftersales support of these power source packages.