Cummins recently took a major decision to merge its African and Middle East businesses.
Speaking to Capital Equipment News, Thierry Pimi, newly appointed managing director of Cummins Southern Africa, says the development is big and good for the company’s employees, its customers and the business at large. “We have significant capacity in the Middle East which was developed over the years mostly because of the specific demands of that particular market. We also have some significant capability in Africa which came about because of the primary demands of this market. As we move forward, we see the demand in other resources that have not been developed from both sides,” says Pimi.
He adds that the key power projects in southern Africa will be supported by the core competence the company has acquired in the Middle East, while the mining knowledge that has been acquired in Africa will be applied in the Middle East.
“Merging these two regions will give us a lot of advantage and scale, but also gives our employees more opportunity to grow. We will see people moving from parts of Africa to the Middle East and vice versa.”
Read more in the Profile section of the January edition of Capital Equipment News.