COVID-19 Update – 26 Mar 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE – 26th Mar 2020

To Our Valued Customers,

While it’s business as usual for us at Cullys, our office staff are now operating from home. It’s safe to say some of our family members are happy to be helping out too!

We are currently in the process of diverting our phone lines. If you have any trouble reaching us while this is being set up, we can be contacted on 0433 666 206.

Stay safe everyone.

The Cullys Team.

Cullys Update on Coronavirus

To our valued customers,

The coronavirus threat is certainly a serious and concerning issue and one that needs to be met with a level of urgency and diligence to ensure its spread is limited and brought under control.

The team at Cullys has given careful consideration to the risks and at this stage, we are maintaining a “business-as-usual” approach.

Cullys has implemented a number of measures to ensure the ongoing safety of staff, customers and members of the community. This includes:

  • Providing staff with easy access to soap and hand sanitizer for regular washing in accordance with health authority guidelines
  • Paying extra attention and providing ready access to products to ensure cleanliness of work areas
  • Imposing a company-wide mandate that anyone who develops any cold or flu-like symptoms will immediately commence a period of quarantine away from the business, seek medical advice and work with us to ensure any customers known to have been in close contact are advised
  • Maintaining close attention and adherence to any new developments and recommendations made by health authorities

We also ask that any customers concerned about potential exposure to please stay away from our Henderson showroom and workshop and instead contact us by phone or email. Two members of our office staff fall into the vulnerable category, therefore extra precaution needs to be provided to keep our staff safe.

Likewise, if you have been to our premises and subsequently develop symptoms or become aware of any risk of potential exposure, we ask that you contact one of our management team to inform us so we are able to take any necessary action. 

The business remains open as per advertised business hours and welcomes customers as always. However, please bear in mind, Cullys also offer several delivery services and are more than happy to discuss your needs by phone or respond to your emails. 

Our inventory levels remain good and to date, we have not been advised by suppliers that there is any supply issues. That said, things may change so for convenience we recommend that you call ahead before visiting us to ensure we have your required items in stock.

Finally, we wish you, your staff and families ongoing good health and look forward to working with you and to seeing a speedy and effective return to normality.

Cummins Power Generation turns 100

This year, Cummins celebrates 100 years in Power Generation. It all started with the incorporation of Onan Corporation in 1920 – a family owned business founded by David W. Onan.

“The Onan story has so many parallels with Cummins. It started with one business idea and one visionary entrepreneur. What D. W. Onan started as a small business in Minnesota thrived for 100 years and became a global industry leader,” stated Alex Savelli, Executive Director of Cummins Power Generation.

Like Clessie Cummins, D. W. Onan was an innovator and a technical genius. After working for ten years at an automobile repair shop, D. W. Onan decided to test his abilities and entrepreneurial spirit by opening the Onan Corporation in 1920. At the time, Julius P. Dyke was his only full-time employee. Today, Cummins Power generation products are designed across four technical centers and produced at six different plants around the globe. In total, there are more than 5,000 employees working in Power Generation for Cummins with a global network of over 190 locations and territories.

Cummins has experienced many significant milestones over the past 100 years on its journey to becoming a global leader in the Power Generation business. “The full acquisitions of Onan Corporation in 1992 and Power Group International (PGI or ‘Petbow’) in 1994 were significant inflection points for Cummins in the Power Generation business. We moved from being a G-drive supplier of engines to become a global OEM of power generation equipment. Integrating Onan and Petbow added a big new dimension to ‘The Power of Cummins,’” stated Gino Butera, Vice President of Cummins Power Generation.

Today, Cummins combines market expertise with leading engineering and manufacturing technology to provide the world with fail-safe solutions for an exceptionally wide range of use-cases. From the world’s richest iron ore mine near the polar circle, to remote locations in the Brazilian jungle, to US military camps, to hyperscale data centers, and to RVs in the wilderness far from civilization, Cummins dependably meets the power needs of customers no matter where they are or where they need to go.

The legacy of D. W Onan is still present. He was not only a mechanical enthusiast but also a humanitarian. Today, Caring is a corporate value that has been carried consistently for over one-hundred years. As J. Irwin Miller reiterated, “Customers don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” This sentiment is still visible around the organization. “We have to be passionate about what we do, why we’ve done it for the last one-hundred years and why we will continue to do it on our way to the next one-hundred years. This approach applies to our customers, our employees and the communities where we operate,” said Doug Sunkel, Fridley Plant Manager. Doug also stated, “We are working every day to turn the Fridley plant into a world-class Cummins manufacturing facility and to create the space and capability to take on new business. As we continue to increase our market share and performance in some of our existing products, we are also preparing for the next wave of technology.”

The world has changed significantly since Onan Corporation opened for business in 1920. In the modern world, how power is produced and consumed changes daily. Significant trends such as decentralization of utilities, renewable fuels such hydrogen and new digital requirements will shape our ability to respond and innovate. Cummins Power Generation celebrates its beginnings and its commitment to the next generation of power. Please join Cummins in commemorating the first 100 years in Power Generation and looking ahead to the next 100 years.

Photo 1: Onan founder David W. Onan with his sons

Ausmarine 2019 Best Generator Supplier awarded to Cummins Onan

Ausmarine is a South Pacific online publication focusing on the commercial marine sector in Australia and New Zealand and annually they have awards for Best Builders, Designers and Suppliers. The judging criteria is based on multiple factors such as: market success and annual new commercial boat builds (EG: which suppliers had greatest market share), quality of product and degree of service and after sales support and also customer feedback.

Cummins Onan South Pacific has retained its title from 2016 and 2017 and been awarded BEST GENERATOR SUPPLIER 2019. (Note: This category was not available in 2018)

“I often get asked, ‘why do Cummins Onan marine generators remain the preferred brand in the marine industry?’ And it comes down to several factors,” Randall Atkinson, Business Development Manager, South Pacific, told Ausmarine.

“Firstly, Onan has been consistent over time manufacturing a quality product, that’s extremely quiet and mechanics love working on them with there simple single side servicing. When Onan became part of Cummins in 1986, the strength of the two brands gave customers even further piece of mind. This year Onan celebrates 100 years since DW (David) Onan founded the Onan Company.

“And secondly, Cummins global after service support network is critical. There is no point if you have a quality product but it is not supported well post sale, not only within the South Pacific, but across the world given a lot of boats are transient.”

In recent years, Cummins Onan’s main focus on generator advancement has been to ensure they meet or exceed global emission standards. In 2019, the 40kW and above MDD series of generator models, which are powered by the John Deere family of engines, got spec advanced to ensure all 60hz models (40kW to 65kW) meet EPA marine Tier III emission regulations.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

From all the staff at Cullys, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal customers for your ongoing support during 2019.

Wishing you all a safe and happy festive season. As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is to wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead.

Operating Hours:

Closed from 12:30pm, Friday 20th December 2019

Return to normal trade on Monday 6th January 2020

Perth International Boat Show 2019

Stay tuned….!!!

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page, and newsletters for more information on the upcoming Perth International Boat Show


Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September 2019


Elizabeth Quay and Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre​

Save the date and make sure you visit us at Booth 75

Tips & Procedures for day-to-day operation of your Cummins Onan Marine Generator

Here are some good general tips. You’ll find other helpful information in your Operator’s Manual which can be supplied by Cullys (just contact our office!)

  • Inspect and clear sea water strainers of debris, do not wait under they clog. Lack of inspection could result in seawater pump impeller damage
  • Inspect area around generator set to be sure nothing has moved or been knocked loose (rags, cleaning equipment, tools, spare parts, etc.) while underway, that could block air inlet or outlet or damage wires or hoses
  • Inspect generator est for fluid levels, leaks, and required service intervals based on operation hours and perform any identified maintenance as necessary

Did you know?

Cullys can provide scheduled maintenance reminders for your generators, so you never miss a service! Contact our service department to find out how!

Happy Easter

Easter / ANZAC Day Hours:

  • Good Friday, 19 Apr – CLOSED
  • Easter Monday, 22 Apr – CLOSED
  • Tuesday, 23 Apr – Normal Hours, 7:30am – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, 24 Apr – Normal Hours, 7:30am – 4:00pm
  • ANZAC Day, Thursday 25 Apr – CLOSED
  • Friday, 26 Apr – Normal Hours, 7:30am – 4:00pm

PSM Sensors supplied as part of a Scanjet package

PSM technology ensures vessels operate efficiently and reliable and are compliant with legal, safety and environmental regulations

Scanjet supply ITAMA (Intelligent Tank
Management) solution for new-build tanker

Scanjet were recently
commissioned to supply a full Intelligent Tank Management solution with tank
cleaning machines, PV Valves and the Tank Gauging by Rubis Eastern Caribbean
for their new-build tanker, the MT Bahama Blue, built at the MTG Dolphin Shipyard
in Varna, Bulgaria.

PSM’s contribution included
transmitters all for tank levels, overpressure, and manifold pressures in
Hastelloy, Titanium and Stainless Steel.

Rubis Eastern Caribbean recognised that by using the ITAMA solution they would have a single source for design and project management and the reassurance of full in-house production control to deliver the optimum solution. Further, in service the Vessel will be fully supported by our global support network.

Whatever your vessel and application, we will be delighted to talk through the ITAMA options and integrated PSM products best suited to you.

For more information, please visit contact us via our website

Ship Wastewater Discharge Performance Needs Enforcement, says ACO Marine

ACO Marine, together with a group of leading wastewater treatment system manufacturers and environmental organisations, has called for a revision to MARPOL Annex IV in order to verify the ongoing performance and discharge criteria of sewage treated systems onboard ship.

While there are rules in place for verifying discharge parameters, these relate only to type-approval testing in land-based establishments. There is currently no enforcement of the wastewater discharge criteria once a system has been installed and becomes operational onboard ship.

ACO Marine Managing Director Mark Beavis said: “The main contention is that we believe there are type-approved systems in operation at sea that are scientifically incapable of treating sewage waste.”

A paper co-authored by Beavis – Sewage Treatment with No-Sludge Production – A False Claim, and a Non-Conformity – attests: “Some manufacturers claim their sewage treatment plants do not produce sludge. Unfortunately, conformity assessment bodies have approved their equipment. But they have certified impossibilities and created certified ‘magic boxes’. These systems contravene science.”

Beavis said: “Sewage treatment plants protect the marine environment by turning raw sewage into less harmful effluent that meets specific discharge criteria set by the International Maritime Organisation. As a by-product of the treatment process sewage sludge is created that has to be either treated onboard or incinerated ashore. This sludge is a by-product or all treatment processes. But instead of being separated from the treatment process, this sludge is being flushed out in the effluent.

“These ‘magic boxes’ would not be able to perform no matter how well they are operated and we are very concerned about the environmental damage these systems are causing.”

While the rules were tightened with MEPC.227(64) and the use of dilution water limited during performance tests, this has not prevented the certification of these so-called sludge-free systems.

“Certificates have become licenses to pollute. Something is very wrong,” the authors state in the paper.

Existing Guidelines do not explicitly prohibit no-sludge systems but the authors believe the type approval regime is a “contradiction to the IMO’s intentions”. 

“There is a lot at stake: the credibility of the approval regimes, the liabilities to shipowners and yards, a level playing field, the IMO’s environmental aspirations and ultimately, the pristine marine water that we have agreed to protect,” say the authors.

The paper was co-authored by Mark Beavis, Managing Director, ACO Marine; Dr Wei Chen, Future Program Development Manager, Wartsila Water Systems Ltd, UK; Dr Elmar Dorgeloh, Manager Director, Development and Assessment Institute in Waste Water Technology at RWTH-Aachen University (PIA), Germany; Holger Hamann, Managing Director, Holger Hamann Consulting; Matthew MacGregor, Executive Director, TEi-Testing Services; Dr Daniel Todt, Project Manager R&D, Ecomotive AS; Niclas Karlsson, Managing Director, Clean Ship Scandinavia; Mark Mellinger, President, Headhunter Inc; and Felix von Bredow, Board of Hamman AG.

The authors call for IMO, its Member States and the approval assessment bodies to identify and to acknowledge the issue and establish protocols in order to prevent such non-conformities from reoccurring.

Picture Captions:

Existing Guidelines do not explicitly prohibit no-sludge systems, but the authors of a new paper believe they should.