Independent scrapyard improved operational efficiency with Allison’s fully automatic transmissions

SEOUL, South Korea – Nov. 21, 2019 – An independent scrapyard operator switched to an Allison Transmission equipped five-ton crane to reduce fatigue and gain efficiencies as he transports tiles and building supplies on the increasingly crowded roads of the metro area in Korea.

Mun Geun-sik, who operates a scrapyard in Nam-gu, Incheon, has used trucks with manual transmissions for more than 25 years. That changed in 2014 when the task of negotiating congested traffic became intolerable. He is very pleased with the decision to switch to Allison Automatics because he suffers less fatigue and enjoys lower maintenance costs and greater productivity.

“I usually drive in downtown Seoul, and the fatigue is now incomparably lower because I don’t have to handle the clutch and the gear as with a manual or automated manual transmission,” said Mun. “There is also no need to regularly replace the disc brakes as with manual or automated manual transmissions. Vehicles with Allison products afford lower maintenance costs and higher productivity.”

While the manual clutch pedal is gone in an automated manual transmission (AMT), a mechanical clutch still facilitates the vehicle’s launch. This mechanical clutch will wear and eventually burn out and need traditional maintenance and replacement, which means a vehicle spends more time for repair and less time on the road. Allison Automatics are unique because the patented torque converter experiences very little wear and Allison transmissions require only periodic fluid and filter changes to maintain peak performance.

“Nowadays, drivers of crane trucks prefer fully automatic transmissions, which do not require gear and clutch control,” said Kyoungmee Lee, Regional Director at Allison Transmission, “We will actively inform consumers of the strengths of Allison’s products, such as economic feasibility, productivity and power.”

Allison Transmission Korea will increase its market leadership in the Korean special vehicle market this year. Indeed, drivers who use special vehicles equipped with Allison Automatics are satisfied with the performance and benefits that Allison fully automatic transmissions bring.

Chunghyun Song
Weber Shandwick Korea
+82 2 6446 7044
Seoul, Korea

Won-Ki Choi
Allison Transmission
18F, 5, Mabangno-10 gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 137-
943, Korea

Nov 25, 2019


Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is a leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle propulsion solutions for commercial and defense vehicles, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, and a leader in electrified propulsion systems that Improve the Way the World Works. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit and coach), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (tactical wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With a presence in more than 150 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil, manufacturing facilities in the USA, Hungary and India, as well as global engineering resources, including electrification engineering centers in Indianapolis, Indiana, Auburn Hills, Michigan and London in the United Kingdom. Allison also has more than 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit