Icheon C&T Purchases Additional Automatic Refuse Vehicles Equipped With Allison Automatics

SEOUL, June 7, 2024 – Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions and the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions for commercial and defense vehicles, today announced that environmental company Icheon C&T recently purchased additional Hyundai Mighty and Hyundai Pavise automatic trucks.

After purchasing Mighty automatic and Pavise automatic refuse trucks equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions in 2021, the company was highly satisfied with their level of convenience, durability, efficiency and productivity.

"When collecting and transporting household waste, we often have to drive through narrow alleys and make frequent stop-and-go movements, but automatic vehicles are easy-driving and less tiring," said Jin-seok Gong, CEO of Icheon C&T. "Our employees are extremely satisfied, some even said fully automatic transmissions are less tiresome even after driving tens of kilometers a day."

Icheon C&T currently operates refuse vehicles in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province. These vehicles usually move 10 to 30 meters at a time to load trash bags placed in apartment complexes or alleys. Due to frequent stops, manual vehicles are difficult to drive in these environments. Additionally, manual vehicles require continuous gear shift and clutch operation.

"On the other hand, Allison-equipped fully automatic vehicles are convenient to drive as drivers only need to adjust the brake and accelerator while keeping eyes on the road ahead," said Gong. "In addition, our accident rates are very low. Our  employees are very happy with the vehicles’ safety and convenience.”

Allison's credibility in the refuse truck market is based on the many advantages of fully automatic transmissions. Drivers of automatic trucks experience less fatigue because they don't have to operate gears and clutches. Fully automatic transmissions offer durability and productivity that allow fleets to collect more refuse in the same amount of time. They also offer impressive fuel savings for the demanding duty cycles of refuse applications, with no special maintenance costs other than regular filter and fluid changes.

As a result, refuse fleets are increasingly turning to Allison-equipped vehicles in Korea’s light- and medium-duty truck market. The leader in Korea’s light-duty truck market is the Hyundai Mighty equipped with the Allison 1000 xFE™ transmission. Allison fully automatic transmissions account for more than 50% of Hyundai Mightys delivered this year.

"We are thrilled to see Icheon C&T expand their fleet with more Hyundai trucks equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions," said Kyoungmee Lee, Regional Director of Allison Transmission Korea. "This decision underscores the trust and satisfaction customers have in the ease of operation, durability, productivity, fuel efficiency and economy of Allison-equipped vehicles."

Jun 07, 2024


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 approximately 1,600 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.