Allison Transmission Inc announced the opening of a new multi-purpose operations facility on the outskirts of Chennai, India. Members of Allison's senior leadership team traveled to India to join its local Indian workforce, government officials, and representatives from neighboring business organizations for the grand-opening ceremony of the new 203,000-square-foot operations facility.
Lawrence E Dewey, Allison chairman and chief executive officer, extended his personal gratitude and thanks to the Indian government and local officials for their welcome and continued support of the company's initiatives in India.
The central location of India, along with its availability of developed airports and seaports, makes it an ideal site from which Allison Transmission can continue to grow globally, Dewey said.
In addition to being capable of manufacturing vehicular drive train components, the facility will also serve as the regional headquarters of Allison Transmission India Pvt Ltd, housing its executive and regional sales offices. The facility also incorporates design features that will allow it to expand quickly as future marketing opportunities develop. Approximately 300 employees are expected to be employed by the facility once it is fully operational.
Allison also has manufacturing and customization facilities in North America, Hungary, Netherlands, Brazil, China, and Japan.