Allison Transmission’s location in Szentgotthárd, Hungary is pleased to celebrate the assembly of its 250,000th fully automatic transmission.
The product itself is a Series 4000 Torqmatic model, which will soon be delivered to Van Hool, a leading bus, coach and industrial vehicle manufacturer from Belgium.
In order to commemorate the occasion, Allison employees and supplier employees, joined together to celebrate their significant success over the past 19 years of assembling transmissions in Hungary.
Outside of North America, Allison Transmission has production facilities in India and in Hungary. The plant in Hungary, which is located on the western boarder of the country in the city of Szentgotthárd, produces Series 3000 and 4000 transmissions to be distributed to worldwide OEMs. The plant, which started operation in 2000, then part of General Motors, moved to its own, newly built modern facilities in 2011. Initially the plant assembled Series 3000 transmissions, which was expanded with Series 4000 products in 2005. Since moving to the new facility in 2011, they had enough space to expand activity with the “customization center” – where specialists prepare the transmissions for the actual applications.
The plant applies all Allison production processes to be able to provide the most reliable and valued propulsion systems in the world, to enable the company’s customers to work more efficiently.
Additionally, in 2012, the Allison Customer Experience Center & Drive Track (ACE) was opened in Szentgotthárd. At this 15-acre (6-hectare) campus, customers can learn about Allison – our company, our products and technology – while personally experiencing the performance of our fully automatic transmissions. At ACE both on- and off-highway vehicles can be driven and demonstrated, allowing customers to evaluate the benefits of an Allison automatic in varying and demanding conditions and right from the driver’s seat.
SOURCE Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.