Allison Transmission opens Colombian office intensifying South American expansion



Allison Transmission has marked an important milestone with the addition of an operational branch in Bogotá, Colombia. The new office follows the company's expansion plan for South America, consolidating the continent’s three foremost regions: Brazil, the Southern Cone (Argentina, Uruguay and Chile) and the Andean Community.

 

Bogotá, COLOMBIA – Due to growing demand for commercial vehicles, as well as increased governmental transportation investments, Allison Transmission recently established a new regional office in South America. As the world's largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, the new office is part of Allison's global expansion plan.

Bogotá was chosen in part for its strategic position as a doorway to this developing region. Since opening in the Colombian capital earlier this year, Allison has worked to promote commercial and post-sales support throughout the Andean Countries region. The implementation of the Integrated Public Transportation System (SITP) – the third phase of the TransMilenio – represents an excellent opportunity for bus manufacturers and their suppliers, including Allison Transmission.

Gaston Brunicardi coordinates commercial affairs for the Allison Colombian office team, and Carlos Gallo heads post-sales support. Additionally, Allison Transmission continues to partner with Stewart & Stevenson Colombia, a long-standing local distributor, also providing post-sales support.

"Beyond regional client proximity and expanded opportunities to increase commercial contacts, post-sales partnerships with vehicle manufacturers operating in the region allows Allison to better serve our clients,” said Evaldo Oliveira, Allison Transmission's operational director for South America.

Jun 13, 2012

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.