By the second half of the current fiscal Cummins India is set to launch its B series of diesel engines. At the Tattoo Cummins facility in Jamshedpur the engines would be assembled. Anant Talaulicar said the new B series would cater to the medieum and heavy -duty segments,ranging from 100 HP to 230 HP. C series engines launched sometime ago ranged from 230 HP to 300HP. Mr Talaulikar said 5 years ago that the 100-125 HP range enjoyed the highest volumes but now the 145 HP engine is more popular. He said a few years later the 180 HP engine is likely to enjoy greater volumes. Owing to certain misconceptions about VAT which was implemented this year in April the company had lost 15 production days at its Daman Unit said, Mr Talaulicar. The new VAT norms would gradually diminish the relative attractiveness of locations such as Daman and Silvassa, where genset assembling units are currently concentrated. He even said that the company would take the decision of relocating these plants by the end of the current fiscal year . New locations was likely to be some place where the supliers were concentrated such as Maharashtra, Chennai, New Delhi, and Banglore, or at one of the three OEM (original equipment manufacturers) Silvassa,Banglore, and Jammu.