Isuzu Motors Limited and Cummins Inc., a leading U.S. engine company, have entered into a comprehensive partnership in the powertrain business, the two companies announced.
The companies exchanged memorandums of partnership in the truck engine business in September 2018.
As emission-control regulations are being tightened worldwide, the companies aim through the partnership to jointly develop a next-generation engine with higher efficiency that will reduce the burden on the environment.
Cummins leads the world in share of the market for large-size engines for trucks and construction machinery. The two companies will endeavor to jointly develop the basic engine technology. By combining their technologies, they aim to achieve more efficient development of engines so that they can increase their cost competitiveness.
The two companies will establish an exclusive organization for the joint development and discuss cooperation in the field of production and parts procurement.