Turkish OEMs, private bus fleets visit Allison Customer Experience Center in Hungary.

ISTANBUL, Turkey – As part of Allison Transmission’s effort to further expand its position in the Turkish Public Transport market, Allison hosted 15 representatives from Anadolu Isuzu, TCV, Otokar, FSM Demirbas and private bus fleets at its ACE Center in Szentgotthárd, Hungary. Attendees were able to visit the Allison European manufacturing site and learn about production and assembly processes and the company’s history and values. Visitors were also able to get first-hand experience with a variety of Allison-equipped vehicles at the facility’s Drive Track. Among the demonstration vehicles were Temsa MD9LE and 12-meter Kravtex buses equipped with Allison T280R fully-automatic transmissions and trucks from Scania, Renault, Iveco and Mercedes.
“We have always known that Allison transmissions are very high-quality products. However, visiting the manufacturing facility and ACE Center in Szentgotthárd has become a unique experience for us. It was really very beneficial, and getting to know Allison so closely has become a great advantage for us,” said Istanbul Transit Bus Operators Association's (İSTOD) President Zakir Uzun, who test drove Allison-equipped vehicles during the visit.
Allison Transmission’s Hungary Manufacturing Facility produces Allison transmissions for bus and truck OEMs throughout Europe, as well as other markets. A wide variety of demo vehicles, incorporating varied brands and applications, including city buses and construction and distribution trucks can be tested at the Allison Customer Experience (ACE) Center and Demonstration and Drive Track, adjacent to the manufacturing facility.
“At the ACE Center in Hungary, our guests learn about Allison's manufacturing processes, history, products and technology. We can spend time together addressing questions and providing them the opportunity to directly experience the value of an Allison fully-automatic transmission from behind the steering wheel of different vehicles in various driving conditions,” said Taner Gider, Allison Transmission Country Manager for Turkey.

About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. military vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for transit buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school and transit), motor homes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (primarily energy and mining) and military vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,800 people. Allison has manufacturing facilities and customization centers located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India and Hungary. With a global presence, serving customers in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa, Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. More information about Allison is available at
www.allisontransmission.com.

Aug 23, 2013

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,600 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison 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. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.