The United Nations International Day of Cooperatives was celebrated on July 4 this year and Chinese construction and mining giant XCMG chose to look back at two strategic agreements it has entered into in the past year with two existing long-term partners – leading diesel engine manufacturer Cummins and leading global mining group Rio Tinto.
The 3.5 t electric mini-excavator, featuring a Cummins BM5.7E battery module
Together, the companies have committed to strengthen mutually beneficial global activities across all areas of the product and value chain. In addition, the partners have pledged to share resources and new technologies, while continuously improving global R&D, manufacturing and service systems.
“XCMG is committed to working hand-in-hand with our partners to grow and succeed together. Through active engagements and strategic local initiatives, we will ultimately create better products and services for customers around the world,” said Wang Min, Chairman of XCMG.
The signing ceremony of strategic partnership between XCMG and Cummins in October, 2019
XCMG has expanded its 40-year partnership with Cummins beyond conventional diesel power to include new energy solutions. The two manufacturers have jointly developed a 3.5 t electric mini-excavator, featuring a Cummins BM5.7E battery module that can operate for up to eight hours on one charge, and has passed fatigue tests to demonstrate both reliability and zero emissions.
As part of its ongoing cooperation, Cummins and XCMG prioritise high-end product strategies, strict quality control and high-efficiency/low energy consumption while ensuring maximum product reliability and stability. XCMG’s milestone accomplishments with Cummins include:
+ A super 4,000 t XGC88000 crawler crane equipped with three Cummins QSK23 high-powered engines;
+ A 400 t super hydraulic excavator, the XE4000, powered by Cummins QSK60 high-powered engines;
+ A 700 t hydraulic excavator, the XE7000, featuring dual Cummins QSK50 high-powered engines
XCMG’s mining graders have won recognition in the open-mining market for their high quality and performance. In December 2019, XCMG successfully delivered nine customized GR2605 large-scale mining graders to Rio Tinto in Australia, marking another landmark since the brand’s cooperation began with BHP and Vale.
The signing ceremony of XCMG Mining Equipment to Rio Tinto in October, 2019
According to Australian standards and requirements, the customized GR2605 mining grader was set to 35 types of welds with corresponding procedures that fully guarantee welding quality and meets the requirements of the mining market.
SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL MINING