Allison Transmission has announced that its Chennai manufacturing facility is now producing the Allison 1000 and 2000 Series transmissions.
Over 1m of these 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 will 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,” confirmed 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 Customisation Centre for almost a year. Allison Customisation Centres 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 that period, the Chennai plant was also awarded two of India’s most prestigious Golden Peacock National Awards: the first was in 2011, for Occupational Health and Safety and the second was in 2012, for Total Quality in the Automotive Sector.
Allison Transmission is one of the most recognised 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% of all fully automatic transmissions in the markets it serves.