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Cummins Buys Out Westport for $20M

Feb. 7, 2022
The 20-year-old Cummins Westport joint-venture’s medium-duty natural-gas engines for commercial vehicles, along with intellectual property developed by the JV, will be available from Cummins.

Engine and powertrain manufacturer Cummins Inc. announced it will acquire Westport Fuel Systems’ share of their joint venture, Cummins Westport Inc., which was established in 2001 to manufacture of natural-gas engines for commercial vehicles, tractors, and buses. The joint venture’s charter set its dissolution date at December 31, 2021.

According to Cummins, the purchase is valued at $20 million.

A primary development of the Cummins Westport venture has been the ISX series ultra-low NOx engines. Thanks to the joint venture’s work, Cummins offers medium-duty natural gas vehicle engines from 150 to over 400 horsepower, and reportedly has sold more than 30,000 such engines.

The purchase agreement includes Westport’s interest in the joint-venture’s intellectual property, developed in support of the venture’s spark-ignited engines.

Cummins noted that it also agreed with Westport to conduct a technical assessment of Westport’s hydrogen high-pressure direct injection system (H2 HPDI) for potential use on Cummins’ hydrogen-fuel products.

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