Allison Transmission adds production to India plant

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Updated Jul 3, 2012

Allison Transmission announced its manufacturing facility in Chennai, India, now is producing the Allison 1000 and 2000 Series transmissions. 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, the company says.

“Our growth outside North America will be facilitated by our established relationships with OEMs worldwide and operations such as our Chennai multipurpose facility,” says Lawrence Dewey, chairman, president and chief executive officer 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 multipurpose Chennai operation has been manufacturing vehicular drivetrain 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 the company says 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.