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Cummins to acquire 50% of Momentum Fuel from Rush

July 1, 2021
Joint venture to produce Cummins-branded natural gas fuel delivery systems for North American commercial vehicle market

Cummins and Rush Enterprises recently signed a Letter of Intent for Cummins to acquire a 50% equity interest in Momentum Fuel Technologies from Rush Enterprises.

The proposed transaction is expected to close later this year, subject to completion of customary pre-closing activities and entering into mutually agreeable transaction documentation, the companies said. The joint venture between Rush and Cummins will produce Cummins-branded natural gas fuel delivery systems for the commercial vehicle market in North America, combining the strengths of Momentum Fuel’s compressed natural gas (CNG) delivery systems, Cummins’ powertrain expertise, and the engineering and support infrastructure of both companies.

“This collaboration shows Cummins’ continued commitment to natural gas powertrains,” said Srikanth Padmanabhan, president of the engine business at Cummins. “This partnership will improve customers service for both CNG and RNG through an improved support network. We are thrilled to expand our network of clean and reliable power solutions.”

The JV will offer aftermarket support through Rush Truck Centers dealerships and Cummins distributors, which will be able to service both the engine and fuel delivery system. The companies say their partnership will benefit customers by providing them with access to an extensive CNG vehicle parts and service network. Cummins’ and Rush’s respective networks, which together represent more than 250 locations in the U.S. and Canada, will be equipped with certified technicians and access to a comprehensive CNG vehicle parts inventory.

“The immediate environmental benefits of CNG and RNG, combined with upcoming regulatory requirements, will drive growth in natural gas vehicles for the foreseeable future,” said W.M. “Rusty” Rush, chairman, CEO and president of Rush Enterprises. “This partnership will enable Rush Enterprises to continue to provide unparalleled support to our customers through our mutual, wide-ranging portfolio of Cummins’ and RushCare aftermarket solutions and keep trucks up and running across the country.”

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