Cummins USA sources Heavy-Duty Water Pumps from JKM Daerim®
In a highly significant development, JKM Daerim® has commenced commercial despatches of heavy-duty Water Pumps to Cummins Komatsu Engine Company (CKEC). Cummins Komatsu Engine Company (CKEC) is a joint venture between Cummins, USA, and Komatsu, Japan, and has its manufacturing facilities in USA.
The QST 30 water pump is fitted on the high-horsepower (HHP) engines (over 150 HP) manufactured by CKEC and is part of a broad programme for supply of a range of Water Pumps for CKEC’s HHP product portfolio. JKM Daerim® has been identified as a single-source for this vast range of pumps. The development of other pumps is in progress and JKM Daerim® expects to commence dispatches in the coming months. Dynamatic Hydraulics™, a division of Dynamatic Technologies Limited, based in Bangalore, manufactures the Lub-oil Pump for this range.
The water pumps are made to demanding standards with a large number of ‘poke-yokes’ developed and integrated with the manufacturing process to ensure a high degree of durability and reliability.
Cummins is now in talks with JKM Daerim® and Dynamatic Hydraulics™ for the sourcing of pumps and other products to meet the requirements of their plants in UK.
JKM Daerim® secures Honeywell– Garrett Order for Compressor Housings
JKM Daerim® has bagged an order for one million compressor housings from Honeywell - Garrett, the world’s largest manufacturer of Turbochargers for diesel vehicles. JKM Daerim® is Honeywell’s single source in India for this product and supports Honeywell’s operations in various parts of the world.
Compressor housings are highly engineered and intricate parts, made to exacting specifications and manufactured from special aluminum alloys under highly controlled conditions. They are a critical component in the manufacture and assembly of the entire turbocharger.
JKM Daerim® has set-up large-scale manufacturing facilities to execute this order. There are 9 manufacturing ‘lines’ dedicated for this project and more manufacturing lines will be set-up, as required by the customer. The castings are done by Dynametal®, a division of Dynamatic Technologies, the aluminium die-cast foundry located in Chennai. JDAL maintains ZERO-ppm quality levels in dispatches of compressor housings to Honeywell.
Honeywell manufactures over 9 million turbochargers per annum. With the increasing use of diesel engines worldwide, the demand for turbochargers will continue to rise. Though European automobile manufacturers lead the field in the usage of turbochargers, the American market will see high-growth rates in future, keeping in mind the high price of oil and the increasing use of diesel engines in automobiles.
JKM Daerim® to supply Transmission Products to John Deere, USA
John Deere, the world’s largest manufacturer of tractors, has started sourcing Skid Steer Loader Handles from JKM Daerim® . The products which are used in their Construction & Forestry (C&F) Division in USA are aluminum die-cast products that are subsequently machined and then coated with EPDM rubber.
John Deere’s Agricultural Division has also placed orders on JKM Daerim® for supply of various transmission products which are pressure die-cast and machined to John Deere’s exacting standards.
JKM Daerim® is in discussions with John Deere’s C & CE Division for the supply of Spindle Assemblies, which will be fitted on their new-generation value-engineered tractors, manufactured in USA. Apart from machining, the products involve assembly of various components onto the main spindle.
JKM Daerim® commences supply to Tata Motors – FIAT Combine
With the resumption of production of Fiat vehicles at their plant in Ranjangaon, Pune, JKM Daerim® has recommenced despatches of various Transmission products to TATA Motors-Fiat Combine. In order to meet the customer’s urgent production requirements, JKM Darim® had had to produce the components in record time. JKM Daerim® is currently engaged in discussions with Tata Motors – Fiat combine for the development of Powertrain and Transmission products.