Cummins Inc.
Cummins Westport Isx Engines

Cummins acquires remaining shares of Westport joint venture

Feb. 9, 2022
While the previous Cummins Westport joint venture has been dissolved, both companies are to conduct an assessment of how Westport's high pressure direct injection system can be integrated with Cummins’ hydrogen applications.

Cummins has purchased the remaining shares of Westport Fuel Systems’ stake in the Cummins Westport joint venture for $20 million. The joint venture was effectively terminated on Dec. 31, 2021.

The Cummins Westport joint venture was established in 2001 to manufacture natural-gas engines for commercial vehicles, tractors, and buses. The primary development of the venture has been the ISX series ultra-low NOx engines, allowing Cummins to offer medium-duty natural gas vehicle engines from 150 to over 400 hp, and reportedly has sold more than 30,000 such engines.

Under the purchase agreement, Cummins will continue to operate the business as the sole owner and will buy Westport’s interest in the joint venture's intellectual property, developed by the companies in support of the Cummins Westport spark-ignited engines. 

Cummins and Westport also agreed to conduct an initial technical assessment of Westport’s hydrogen high-pressure direct injection system—H2 HPDI—for potential use on Cummins’ hydrogen applications.

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