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Cummins to manufacture filters in Turkey

Cummins will build a filtration manufacturing plant first, followed by a facility to produce alternators for the company’s power generation business.

Production should begin in early 2012 and Cummins expects to employ 800 people in Turkey within five years.

About 85% of the products made in Turkey will be exported to Cummins’ customers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

“Turkey is literally at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and this location will be in the middle of some of Cummins’ strongest markets,” explained Joseph Saoud, president of Cummins Filtration.