Allison Transmission Building New Site in Hungary
The future manufacturing plant, which will be located in Szentgotthard, has already received corporate and local governmental approvals. Allison plans to debut the project as soon as possible.
"The construction of a new manufacturing facility in Szentgotthard, Hungary, will allow Allison products to be assembled by the same skilled workforce which has brought us benchmark levels of quality that have been recognized throughout the transportation industry," said David Parish, Allison Transmission Vice President of Operations. "Our decision to expand our operations in Hungary benefits everyone who uses our products," Parish added.
The company has been operating in Szentgotthard for the past 10 years, through a tie-up with Opel.
“Allison Transmission has benefited from a 10-year manufacturing relationship with Opel Hungary in Szentgotthard, Hungary, where it developed successful production collaborations during the late 1990's. Initially, workers in Hungary co-produced Allison Torqmatic and 3000 Series fully automatic transmissions, which are widely used in city buses, and in construction, distribution, pickup and delivery, fire and emergency, terminal tractor, shuttle, utility, refuse, wheeled military and other applications. In 2005, increasing worldwide demand for Allison products resulted in the company expanding its Hungarian operations. Co-production of the 4000 Series transmission began that same year,” stated the press release.
Allison Transmission is currently following an ascending trend, as the company has seen its market share increase.