Allison Transmission Partners with Chinese Bus OEMs to Drive Export Growth

SHANGHAI, December 22, 2022 – Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional, electric hybrid and fully electric vehicle propulsion solutions, and the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium and heavy commercial vehicles, has experienced significant growth through partnerships with Chinese OEMs exporting buses from China to markets throughout the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

Major Chinese bus manufacturers, including Yutong, Ankai, Xiamen Golden Dragon, King Long, BCI and Zhongtong, have partnered with Allison in the past year to deliver significant volume for public transit buses and coaches to export markets including Canada, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Armenia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and Pakistan.

Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd., the world’s largest bus manufacturer, has been partnering with Allison since 2002. The company ships coaches, school and company shuttle buses to Australia equipped with Allison Torqmatic® Series—T2100, T280R and T390R fully automatic transmissions—to meet different vehicle capacity and customer needs with engine ratings ranging from 172 to 283 kilowatts (kW). Anhui Ankai Automobile Co., Ltd., another prominent Chinese bus company, recently won an award to supply a state-owned public transit company in Mexico with compressed natural gas (CNG) buses equipped with Allison T280R automatic transmissions.

“Allison Transmission is a global leader in bus transmissions, and we are excited that our partnership with major Chinese bus OEMs are driving their continued success in the export markets. Wherever the destination, Allison Transmission can provide localized and best-in-class service and support,” said Brian Geiselhart, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Sales, Allison Transmission. “Allison's brand promise is to improve customer operational efficiency and provide the world's most reliable and valuable vehicle propulsion solutions. Customer service is critical to our success. Allison-equipped city buses deliver the best combination of reliability, fuel efficiency, performance and value.”

Allison’s Torqmatic Series is a line of fully automatic transmissions specifically designed for the unique demands of city and suburban buses and tour coaches with engine ratings up to 410 kW (550 hp). With up to six forward speeds and one reverse, the Torqmatic Series is designed for easy, efficient operation.

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22 Dec, 2022