Cummins says that it is looking into possible partnerships with Isuzu.
The company announced this morning that a long-term partnership would enable both companies to grow globally. Under a letter of intent, the companies agreed to jointly evaluate opportunities to deliver globally competitive products.
Over the next few months, the companies will assign a team of individuals to explore potential opportunities in product technology development, service and other areas of collaboration. That would have the potential for a longer-term partnership for the next generation of diesel and natural gas based internal combustion powertrains. The companies could also be looking at new powertrain technologies such as electrification.
The Columbus based engine manufacturer says that diesel engines will continue to be the power leader for the foreseeable future in commercial vehicle and off-highway markets.