Cummins South Africa has been issued with the necessary permits to operate as a key supplier to critical sectors during the national lockdown from 26 March to 16 April. In addition, some employees have been exempted from the lockdown conditions. However, this is only to respond to emergencies in the critical industries as identified by the government.
Cummins Inc. offers a critical service to keeping our world up and running, playing a vital role in producing, distributing and servicing products essential to maintain the flow of goods, and providing important back-up power to critical infrastructure and businesses. As such, even when many other businesses shut down during a crisis, Cummins remains open – where approved by local governments – providing service, support and products needed to help keep the global economy going.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread, Cummins Inc. is committed to keeping its clients updated on the steps it is taking to help power business needs during this uncertain time.
Supporting the customers and employees
- Cummins offers critical services that help power the world.
- Cummins provides standby and commercial generators, keeping healthcare and other critical companies running during times of increased capacity.
- Cummins’ service locations around the world ensure that these products continue to work when they are needed most.
- The company must also have access to parts and tools necessary for completing critical work, and the warehouses that supply these parts are vital.
- Cummins’ supply chain teams continue to host regular meetings and are actively working to mitigate any current and potential impact to the global supply chain, including dual-sourcing for critical materials, working with logistics providers to ensure delivery and more.
- It is important for the company to maintain work continuity to support the customers. As a result, we plan on increasing protective efforts to maintain operations.
- Cummins has a robust business continuity process whereby all sites have written plans that are focused on maintaining support to the customers during times of crisis or unforeseen events.
- Cummins has asked most of the employees at the sites to work from home to protect the health and safety of our people and customers.
- Cummins will continue to follow the guidance provided by the World Health Organisation and other national health institutions on how to minimise the spread of the coronavirus.
- The company has implemented more rigorous hygiene and cleaning procedures at our plants, tech centres, service locations, logistics centres and offices.
- The company has also issued safety guidelines for customers and suppliers who may visit our facilities.
The company will only be able to respond to customer requests that fall within the critical industries as identified by the government. Customers may contact Cummins on a switchboard number at (011) 451 3400.