Abinbev Bavaria Selects Allison 3500 RDS Fully Automatic Transmissions for its Beverage Delivery Trucks

BOGOTÁ, Colombia, January 2021 - Thanks to their superior performance and unmatched reliability on any terrain, Allison Transmission’s 3500 Rugged Duty Series™ (RDS) fully automatic transmissions have been chosen by Abinbev Bavaria for their new beverage delivery trucks.

Abinbev Bavaria, part of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewery and one of the most influential beverage customers in South America, acquired 20 Navistar MV607 trucks equipped with Allison Transmission’s 3500RDS. Abinbev purchased these trucks equipped with Allison Automatics to analyze and evaluate new technologies and market trends for Colombian topography. These are the first automatic units in the Abinbev fleet that currently has more than 1,100 truck units with manual transmissions.

Allison fully automatic transmissions offer unique durability and reliability, built to the highest quality standards, and operating in tight shift schedules. Due to Allison Transmission's patented torque converter technology, which requires a minimum level of maintenance with oil and filter changes only and reduced wear when compared to other transmission technologies that feature a clutch. This reduces maintenance and repair costs and increases the time the fleet spends on the road.

Allison's patented torque converter is a premium starting mechanism, giving drivers more control at low speeds. Even if trucks are on a slope, navigating narrow streets in town or approaching loading / unloading ramps, Allison automatic transmissions offer a level of responsiveness that manual or automated manual gearboxes cannot achieve.

Jan 29, 2021


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.