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Cummins Turbo Technologies to build new manufacturing base in Huddersfield

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Cummins Turbo Technologies has announced that it intends to build a new state-of-the-art multi-million pound manufacturing plant in Huddersfield, reaffirming its commitment to the Huddersfield community.

The firm – a global engineering leader in turbocharger technology – said the plant could be in operation as early as 2016.

The company’s vision is to relocate manufacturing from the current site on St Andrew’s Road to a new location somewhere within a ten-mile radius.

Having secured the next phase of the company’s already long history in the region, the move could lead to opportunities to grow the Huddersfield Technical Centre.

Mark Firth, executive director for Product Line Management & Marketing for Cummins Turbo Technologies, said:

“We are extremely proud of our 60 year heritage in Huddersfield and believe we now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to secure the future of the business by fully exploiting market opportunities.

“The new site will enable us to create a centre of excellence at St Andrew’s Road serving our customers in North West Europe and ensuring we continue to deliver our high standards of customer service.”

He added:

“Holset turbochargers, which are at the heart of our business in Huddersfield, remain the component of choice for many international automotive customers – thanks to the expertise and experience of our highly skilled workforce.

“This really is a fantastic opportunity for us. In fact, we’ve never been better aligned for success.

“Our current customer base in North Western Europe, our continuous improvement, our technologies, our market position – it is a once-in-a-lifetime chance.”

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