Cummins Power Generation recently celebrated the launch of its new facility in Ghana, West Africa. The opening ceremony, attended by over 100 people, featured a welcome speech by Energy Minister, Dr Tony Oteng Adjei. Keynote speakers included Peter Stephanis, Cummins Channel Management, and Cummins Ghana Managing Director, Jacques Fourie.
During his opening address, Peter Stephanis said: “Today, we celebrate the launch of the second pillar of Cummins growth in Ghana, the power generation business. In early April this year, we began serving the power generation market in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Cummins Ghana team, under Jacques Fourie’s able leadership, will strengthen the company’s presence in West Africa and provide an enhanced service to our new and existing power generation customers”.
In formally declaring the facility open, Dr Tony Oteng Adjei stated: “For us as a government, what is key to any customer service enterprise is the after-sales support for any product, and most importantly in such a product as generators. It is for this reason that my Ministry commends Cummins for not only intending to sell Ghanaians generators but also investing in tools, people, $3.5 million worth of parts, support vehicles and service locations around the country to support its products, even before they start selling their generators”.
Cummins has a long history on the African continent dating back to 1946 in Morocco and South Africa. The opening of Cummins Ghana facility underpins a strategy focused on mining and power generation, which are the main business opportunities for the company in Africa.
Pictured, from the left:
Seth Asante, Cummins Ghana Board Member; Hon Dr Tony Oteng Adjei, Minister of Energy; Jacques Fourie, Managing Director Cummins Ghana; Joys Arree, Chief Executive Chamber of Mines; Vinesh Surajlal, Cummins Power Generation and Peter Stephanis, Cummins Channel Management