All New, Engineering Center of Excellence Will Promote Innovation and Collaboration for the Next Generation of Commercial Vehicle Propulsion
INDIANAPOLIS, March 07, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional, electric hybrid and fully electric vehicle propulsion solutions, today unveiled the Allison Transmission Innovation Center, a new 96,000-square-foot facility featuring enhanced product and technology development and validation capabilities to support its customers, industry partners and suppliers.
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Allison Transmission hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning to commemorate the opening of the Innovation Center. Pictured left to right: Vince Noblet, Speedway Town Council President; Lorraine Parker-Clegg, Vice President, Human Resources & Chief People Officer, Allison Transmission; Dave Roberts, EVP of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, IEDC; Dave Graziosi, Chairman and CEO, Allison Transmission; Mayor Joe Hogsett, City of Indianapolis; Ryan Milburn, Vice President, Product Engineering, Allison Transmission. (Photo: Business Wire)
At the state-of-the-art facility located on the campus of Allison’s headquarters and primary manufacturing base in Indianapolis, Allison engineers will be focused on advancing technology in the commercial vehicle industry to support its mission of improving the way the world works. The Innovation Center is now the home to approximately 300 Allison employees, consolidating engineering teams from multiple locations into one facility. Consolidation of our engineering teams will enhance internal and external collaboration allowing Allison to bring new products and technology to market faster and more efficiently.
"The Innovation Center, along with the recently expanded Vehicle Electrification and Environmental Test Center also located on our Indianapolis campus, will be centers of excellence for the development of enhanced conventional and fully electric vehicle technology to meet the constantly evolving needs of the end markets Allison serves," said Dave Graziosi, Chairman and CEO, Allison Transmission. "These facilities showcase our commitment to maintaining a leading role in powering the advancements of sustainability and environmental initiatives in the commercial vehicle industry."
The company hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning to commemorate the opening of the Innovation Center. Special guests and community leaders joined Allison to celebrate the occasion including Mayor Hogsett, EVP of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at IEDC Dave Roberts, members of the Speedway Town Council, local leaders in education from IUPUI, Marian University and Purdue University, along with partners that helped Allison realize its vision for the facility.
Over the past 100 years, Allison has established a reputation for providing the most reliable, durable and valued propulsion solutions in the world. Investments like the Innovation Center will help ensure that the company remains an industry leader with its next generation of propulsion systems.
About Allison Transmission
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 allisontransmission.com.
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