June 11, 2007
GM’s Allison Transmission delivers its five-millionth unit
Indianapolis, Indiana – General Motors Allison Transmission has announced that it has delivered its five-millionth automatic transmission. The milestone unit was produced at the company’s manufacturing facility in Szengotthard, Hungary, and was fitted to a Renault refrigerated truck for a distributor in France.
The company says that demand for Allison transmissions has reached record levels in several regions, including North America, Europe and Asia. A part of General Motors since 1929, Allison built its first commercial-duty automatic transmission concept in 1947 for a GM bus, launched its first cross-drive product for military applications in 1949, and in 1953 produced its first full power-shifting transmission for off-highway applications, followed in 1956 for the first used in commercial truck applications. Today it supplies over 250 OEMs worldwide, delivering over 80 per cent of the world’s commercial fully-automatic transmissions.