July 24, 2024

Cummins Arabia and OWS Automotive collaborate for Defense Powertrain Solutions

Ian Norton, Operations Director at Cummins Arabia

Cummins Arabia and OWS Automotive have recently announced a collaboration in a signing Memorandum of Understanding event on the development of defense service applications. This collaboration follows the impressive participation of both firms at IDEX 2023 in Abu Dhabi and aims to explore powertrain solutions and technical support for defense end-users, with a focus on identifying viable and mutually beneficial business opportunities within the Middle East.

From left to right: Amit Deshpande (MD, Cummins Arabia), Ian Norton (Operations Director, Cummins Arabia), Oweis Zahran (CEO, OWS Automotive), Anders Moeller (COO, OWS Automotive) during the signing ceremony.

As per the Industry sources, this partnership will leverage OWS’s expertise in civilian and defense service solutions and Cummins Arabia’s commitment to sustainability and innovation to develop high-quality solutions for defense end-users. The firms will work together to analyze available defense fleet information, develop feasibility studies, and plan exercises to jointly develop a business case for the establishment of powertrain product solutions and post-installation technical services.

Oweis Zahran, CEO of OWS

Mr. Oweis Zahran, CEO of OWS, stated, “We are excited to collaborate with Cummins Arabia in exploring opportunities to develop innovative solutions for defense service applications. Our joint efforts will support the region’s evolving needs and reinforce our position as a leading provider of automotive solutions.”

Mr. Ian Norton, Operations Director at Cummins Arabia, commented, “As a company committed to sustainability and innovation that has been serving the defense industry for over a hundred years, we are eager to expand our operations in the Middle East. We’ll closely work alongside OWS to identify opportunities to serve our defense users with high-quality solutions leveraging Cummins’ expertise in the powertrain.”

Industry sources added furthermore that this collaboration reinforces the importance of strategic partnerships in the automotive industry, particularly in the defense sector, where reliability and sustainability are critical. The MoU serves as a framework for cooperation between the two companies, enabling them to work together to achieve common goals and explore new avenues for growth.


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