GENVAL, Belgium, January 27, 2016/ — Cummins (, the world’s leading industrial engine manufacturer and a historic partner of BIA in the DRC, is giving BIA a fresh vote of confidence by entrusting it with the official distribution of its engine, generator, and filter system product lines in several African countries.

biaEric Perben, General Manager of BIA Africa (, says: “The extension of our Cummins distribution contract is important to our company. Our employees have had the opportunity to develop their expertise over the years, so we are ready to provide outstanding service to our current and future customers. We really believe in Cummins products and we are proud to distribute them.”

Industrial engines

Cummins is the leader on the industrial engine market: there are currently 15 million Cummins engines in the world. Cummins engines (31-3500 horsepower) are found in vehicles and equipment of all kinds: cars, mining vehicles, generators, etc. More than 200 OEMs use Cummins engines.

BIA is now the official distributor of Cummins Engines for the Congo, the DRC, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Togo, Benin, and Burkina Faso.


Cummins Power Generation (CPG) builds and assembles 2.5 KVA generators up to more than 2700 KVA. Cummins Power Generation is constantly seeking technological advances, and received the Gold Award  for its QSK95 generator (

BIA is now the official distributor for the Congo, the DRC, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast.

Filtration Fleetguard

Cummins Fleetguard is a leader in the fields of filtration, exhaust systems, cooling fluids, and chemical technologies for motorised systems. These filters allow engines to operate at their maximum capacity, which increases their availability, cuts costs, and reduces environmental impact.

BIA is the official dealer for Cummins Fleetguard filter systems over its entire territory.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of BIA Overseas s.a..

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BIA, an essential player in the construction/power/mining field in Benelux and Africa
Since 1902, BIA has been an essential player in Benelux and Africa in the distribution and maintenance of premium equipment for public works, quarries, mines, recycling, and energy production.
BIA ( is not only an equipment supplier; its added value lies particularly in how it supports its customers through all of its activities: project management, financing solutions, logistics and assembly, supply of spare parts, service contracts, technical training and support, HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) advice

BIA facts and figures
Founded in 1902
3rd generation (Vincent Bia) leading the company
Present in 23 countries
Number of employees worldwide: more than 1000 employees

Cummins Inc., world leader in the energy sector and present in 190 countries
Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins ( designs and manufactures diesel engines and related technologies including power generation systems and filtration. Cummins currently employs approximately 54,600 people worldwide and earned $1.65 billion on sales of $19.2 billion in 2014.
Clean, efficient, dependable and durable, Cummins engines are found in nearly every type of vehicle and equipment on earth — from emergency vehicles to 18-wheelers, berry pickers to 360-ton mining haul trucks. You’ll also find them everywhere there’s water, with a full line of recreational and commercial marine diesels.

Cummins facts and figures
Founded in 1919
2014 business volume; $19.2 billion
R&D budget 2014: $754 million
1.1 million engines produced in 2014
15 million Cummins engines in the world.
Fortune 500 ranking in 2015: 154
Number of employees worldwide: > 54,000 employees

BIA Overseas s.a.

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