What is DCEC?
Dongfeng Cummins Engine Co., Ltd. (DCEC), located in Xiangyang, Hubei Province, is a 50/50 joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Dongfeng Automobile Co.,Ltd. In 1986, Dongfeng Automobile Co.,Ltd. signed a license agreement with Cummins Inc. for B-series engines. Dongfeng Cummins Engine Co., Ltd. was established in June 1996, with registered capital of over 100 million US dollars, land area of 270,000 square meters, and 2,200 employees.
DCEC mainly manufactures Cummins designed medium and heavy-duty engines, which include B, C, D, L, Z series, covering displacement of 3.9L, 4.5L, 5.9L, 6.7L, 8.3L, 8.9L, 9.5L and 13L and power ranged from 80 to 680 horsepower, meeting China’s NSV, NSVI, and CS IV emission standards, which are widely used in light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, urban bus and shuttle, construction machinery, marine and generator sets. DCEC engines feature excellent fuel economy, strong power, high reliability and durability, and environmental safety, and have won the recognition of customers all over the world.
Cummins is a world’s leading powertrain solution provider, and Dongfeng is an extra-large automobile company in China. Based on the great support of Cummins Inc.’s global production system in the aspects of product development, manufacturing, quality and management, DCEC will constantly improve its competitiveness and provide customers with high quality engines.
Through business integration and optimization, DCEC has achieved annual production capacity of 214,000 engines. And through introduction of cutting-edge technologies and self-development, DCEC gradually grows in parallel with the European and American markets in terms of product development, thereby greatly improves the technological level of China’s medium and heavy-duty engines. DCEC has independently developed the new generation 13L full-electric heavy-duty truck engines, ranged from 430 to 600 horsepower, and gained the proprietary intellectual property rights.
“Driving the world forward and realizing the most beautiful life” is the mission of the company. We have the courage to assume social responsibilities and be a socially responsible corporate citizen. The company produces products that meet the national emission standards in strict accordance with the requirements of production consistency, casts green environmental protection into the brand, and is committed to creating a green and environmentally friendly clean power. In the future development, Dongfeng Cummins will shoulder a new historical mission with a world-class strong driving force. Higher value returns to other stakeholders.
The History of Dongfeng Cummins
On November 15, 1986, FAW signed a B-series diesel engine product and manufacturing technology license transfer contract with Cummins in the Fujian Hall of the Great Hall of the People.
Although the cooperation between the Dongfeng and Cummins has gone through more than ten years, the real joint venture named DCEC was still in June 1996.
Signed a capital increase and share expansion cooperation agreement with Cummins Corporation of the United States in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
The then President Hu Jintao visited the Dongfeng Cummins manufacturer and Dongfeng Cummins started the research and development of the 13L engine with independent intellectual property rights.
Cummins East Asia R&D Center was established and the company’s business scope includes the provision of diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) engines, power generation equipment.
1The 1,000,000th engine of Dongfeng Cummins officially rolled off the production line, and the new 13-liter engine prototype was unveiled at the same venue which the model of Cummins QSZ13, ISZ13.
The 2 millionth engine of Dongfeng Cummins rolled off the production line, and the new-generation Tianlong flagship equipped with Dongfeng Cummins 13 liters was unveiled at the Shanghai International Auto Show.
Signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Dongfeng Teshang, and Dongfeng Liuzhou and Dongfeng Cummins signed a strategic cooperation agreement.
The 30th Anniversary of the Cooperation between Dongfeng and Cummins and the Launch Meeting of the Genesis Truck Project.
Dongfeng Cummins ISZ assisted KAMAZ-Master to win the Silk Road Rally and start the development of a full series of National VI product project.
The Oracle ERP upgrade project was successfully launched, and the Dongfeng Cummins Technology Center was established.
3 millionth engine of DCEC rolled off the production line. So far, DCEC can produce B, D, L, and Z series engines that meet China VI emissions.
In 2020, the production and sales exceeded 200,000 units and the Z15N natural gas engine launched a series of employee celebration activities.