Allison 3000 Series™ Fully Automatic Transmission Chosen for 26th Consecutive Year for Guayaquil Refuse Trucks
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, January 2021 - The Valango company has been the company in charge of refuse collection in Guayaquil for 26 consecutive years, always trusting Allison fully automatic transmissions for its trucks. It began its activities
in 1994, as Vachagnon 1 and 2 Consortium (1994-2002 / 2002-2010), then as Consorcio Puerto Limpio (2010-2020) and now they recently won the contract to operate from 2020 to 2029.
Urvaseo, formed by the union of two leading companies in solid waste management, Valango Ecuador and Urbaser of Spain, confirmed the receipt of 18 Freightliner M2106 refuse trucks, equipped with Allison 3000 Series™ transmissions, to operate in Guayaquil
for an 8-year contract, in addition to the 75 Mack GR813 trucks, equipped with the Allison 4500 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) model.
Refuse collection requires toughness. Not only do the trucks have to be able to haul massive loads, they have to withstand heavy start-stop duty-cycles and day-after-day use without breaking down. Allison Automatics are designed for severe applications.
Instead of a starting clutch that is prone to wear, Allison transmissions use patented torque converter technology for unmatched reliability and more power to the wheels. By multiplying the engine power, drivers get increased performance, faster acceleration
and greater operational flexibility.
Over the years, Valango S.A. in Guayaquil has used different truck brands such as Navistar, Mack and Freightliner, but has always maintained the use of Allison Transmissions. This decision is because all Allison Automatics used during the 26 years have
reached outstanding levels of durability and reliability in an operation of 18 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Jan 30, 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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release are forward-looking statements, including all statements regarding future financial results. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plans," "project," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "intend," "forecast," "could," "potential," "continue" or the negative of these terms or other similar terms or phrases. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks. Factors which may cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated at the time the forward-looking statements are made include, but are not limited to: risks related to our substantial indebtedness; uncertainty in the global regulatory and business environments in which we operate; our participation in markets that are competitive; the highly cyclical industries in which certain of our end users operate; the failure of markets outside North America to increase adoption of fully-automatic transmissions; the concentration of our net sales in our top five customers and the loss of any one of these; future reductions or changes in government subsidies for hybrid vehicles and other external factors impacting demand; U.S. defense spending; general economic and industry conditions; the discovery of defects in our products, resulting in delays in new model launches, recall campaigns and/or increased warranty costs and reduction in future sales or damage to our brand and reputation; our ability to prepare for, respond to and successfully achieve our objectives relating to technological and market developments and changing customer needs; risks associated with our international operations; labor strikes, work stoppages or similar labor disputes, which could significantly disrupt our operations or those of our principal customers; our intention to pay dividends and repurchase shares of our common stock; and other risks and uncertainties associated with our business described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that the expectations will be attained or that any deviation will not be material. All information is as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in expectations.
SOURCE Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.