- Company's popular fully-automatic transmission, designed for commercial
vehicles with gross weights up to 33,000 lbs (15,000 kg), is being produced
at state-of-the-art manufacturing facility
Allison Transmission, the world's largest manufacturer of fully-automatic
transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and
hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses, today announced its Chennai, India
manufacturing facility is now producing the Allison 1000 and 2000 Series
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Over 1 million of these highly-reliable and durable transmissions have been
manufactured at Allison's Indianapolis, Indiana campus since 1999.
Co-production capabilities of the 1000 and 2000 Series transmissions at the
Chennai plant and in Indianapolis help Allison expand its global footprint as
well as its presence in India.
"Our growth outside North America will be facilitated by our established
relationships with OEMs worldwide, and operations such as our Chennai
multi-purpose facility," said Lawrence E. Dewey, Chairman, President and CEO of
Allison Transmission. "Markets outside North America represent a growth
opportunity for Allison where we are strengthening our presence and we believe
opportunities for increased market share exist."
Allison Transmission's multi-purpose Chennai operation has been manufacturing
high-quality precision vehicular drive train components for nearly two years
and has served as a transmission Customization Center for almost a year.
Allison Customization Centers around the world configure transmissions to a
specific OEM's requirements prior to delivery which reduces their assembly
costs and shortens vehicle build times.
Over a two-year period, the Chennai facility earned the right to produce the
Allison 1000 and 2000 Series transmissions by demonstrating the ability to meet
Allison's global best-in-class manufacturing practices. During this timeframe,
the Chennai plant was also awarded two of India's most prestigious Golden
Peacock National Awards (GPNA); the first one in 2011 for Occupational Health
and Safety and the second GPNA in 2012 for Total Quality in the Automotive
Allison Transmission is one of the most recognized brands in the industry as a
result of performance, reliability, quality and fuel efficiency. It is
estimated that globally, in 2011, Allison Transmission sold 62 percent of all
fully-automatic transmissions in the end markets it serves.
About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission is the world's largest manufacturer of fully-automatic
transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, medium- and
heavy-tactical U.S. military vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for transit
buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including
on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency),
buses (primarily school and transit), motor homes, off-highway vehicles and
equipment (primarily energy and mining) and military vehicles (wheeled and
tracked). Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,800 people. Allison
has manufacturing facilities and customization centers located in China, The
Netherlands, Brazil, India and Hungary. With a global presence, serving
customers in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa,
Allison also has over 1,500 independent distributor and dealer locations
worldwide. More information about Allison is available at
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SOURCE: Allison Transmission, Inc.
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