Chinese-built trucks to feature Allison Transmissions…
The booming Chinese truck market is seen as a honey pot for truck component manufacturers and now Allison Transmission Holdings looks to have made serious inroads in the nation.
The U.S. based company, which also has Australian operations, has just signed a deal with China National Heavy Duty Truck Corp. (CNHTC) for the supply of fully automatic transmissions for the Chinese market.
Executives from both companies signed the agreement during a ceremony at Auto Shanghai.
“The heavy-duty truck market in China represents a major growth opportunity for Allison,” said Allison Transmission Chairman and CEO, Lawrence E. Dewey.
“Their leadership and industry expertise are incredible assets to this collaboration.”
CNHTC specializes in the production of vehicles for applications including construction, distribution, emergency and mining.
“We believe fully automatic transmissions are the major development direction in many heavy-duty truck applications in China,” said Chairman Ma Chunji of CNHTC.
“After evaluating all available torque converter automatic transmission technologies, we look forward to working with Allison and introducing their product to our customers.
“They are an industry leader known for impeccable quality and life-cycle value.”