Cummins India Limited (“Cummins”), one of the leading power solutions technology providers in the country, today announced the launch of DATUM (Data Automated Teller Ultimate Machine), an intelligent Fuel Management System, in collaboration with Repos Energy at CII EXCON 2023, at Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). As a part of the collaboration, Cummins will market and distribute the DATUM range of products through its vast distribution network in India.
Currently, customers face multiple challenges while managing their fuel operations including cumbersome procurement processes, fuel pilferage and adulteration, high dead-mileage operations, and unbalanced diesel inventory. Managing fuel requirements for multiple sites through conventional and manual processes locks working capital, contributing to a higher Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and lower profitability. DATUM addresses these customer challenges by offering a solution that enhances the visibility into the downstream diesel value chain, driving cost and operational efficiency for its users.
DATUM leverages sensors and digital technologies to provide real-time updates on fuel inventory and consumption across multiple installations. The safe and certified smart fuel storage solution enables remote monitoring of fuel levels, sends alerts when fuel level is low, and facilitates 24×7 doorstep delivery of diesel thereby enhancing the efficiency of operations while reducing its carbon footprint. The entire process from fuel ordering to payment and invoicing is digital. The customer benefits from reduced fuel procurement costs, improved management of diesel inventory, higher asset utilization, and assurance of quality and quantity of fuel consumed. This has shown a direct reduction of up to 10% in fuel costs, coupled with a significant improvement in operational uptime.
Commenting on the launch, Vivek Malapati, Vice President, Distribution Business, Cummins India Limited, said “At Cummins, we believe that the path to environmental sustainability involves developing innovative, low to zero-emission solutions for tomorrow while powering the success of our customers through innovation and dependability today. The introduction of the DATUM range in collaboration with Repos marks a significant step in addressing the existing challenges faced by customers in managing fuel operations. Our collaboration with Repos Energy further strengthens our efforts to provide convenience, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness to our customers, helping them to do their bit for environmental sustainability and emission reduction efforts.”
Speaking on the occasion, Aditi Bhosale Walunj, Co-Founder, Repos Energy, said, “The Cummins and Repos partnership will catalyze a fuel distribution transformation across industries through the innovative solution of DATUM. This tech-enabled tool will enable end consumers to avail fuel delivery at their desired location with just a click on their phone. It will not only improve easy fuel accessibility for consumers but also help in structuring and organizing the fuel delivery industry. DATUM as a solution will improve fuel efficiency by cutting out losses and helping the world move towards a carbon-neutral future. With Cummins onboard, our intent to take this solution across industries and geographies is only bolstered.”
The DATUM range of products consists of different variants based on applications. Datum X is suitable for stationary genset application whereas DATUM Y and DATUM Z come with a dispenser and are suitable for fleet owners of diesel equipment and on-HW vehicles. To learn more about the DATUM range,