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Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and is a leader in electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including bus, coach, refuse, construction, fire, distribution, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company has been headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana since inception. Allison has, approximately, 2,700 employees and 13 different transmission product lines. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, the company has regional headquarters in The Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide.

Allison introduced the world’s first fully-automatic transmission for commercial vehicles over 60 years ago. Since that time, the company has driven the trend in North America and Western Europe towards increasing automaticity by targeting a diverse range of commercial vehicle vocations. Allison transmissions are optimised for the unique performance requirements of end users, which typically varies by vocation. The company’s products are highly engineered, requiring advanced manufacturing processes, and employ complex software algorithms for the transmission controls to maximise end user performance.  Allison has developed over 100 different models that are used in more than 2,500 different vehicle configurations and are compatible with more than 500 combinations of engine brands, models and ratings (including diesel, gasoline, natural gas and other alternative fuels).  Additionally, the company has created thousands of unique calibrations available for use with its transmission control modules.

The Allison brand is one of the most recognized in its industry as a result of the performance, reliability and fuel efficiency of its transmissions and is associated with high quality, durability, vocational value, technological leadership and superior customer service. For more information, visit

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