Allison Transmission and King Long Mark Conclusion of Successful Hajj Operations in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia, July 27, 2023 - Allison Transmission, a global leader in the production of fully automatic transmissions, collaborated with bus manufacturer King Long and provided 40 buses to support this year’s operations during the Hajj
pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The successful partnership supported the Kingdom’s objective of providing an exceptional Hajj experience to pilgrims.
Allison is renowned for its commitment to providing exceptional quality and comfort to passengers. Thanks to its advanced Torqmatic® Series transmissions designed specifically for transit and coach buses, Allison helped play a key role in facilitating
the transportation of pilgrims during this year's Hajj season. Of the 40 buses, 21 were allocated to a customer in Jeddah and the remaining 19 were designated for another in Madina.
The buses served as an important mode of transportation within the country, helping to successfully navigate challenging conditions including the demanding journey between Aziziya and Arafat, which requires extensive start-stop operations. The buses also
ensured a seamless connection between Makkah and Madina, further enhancing the convenience and comfort of the pilgrims.
"Allison Transmission is proud to have the opportunity to collaborate with King Long, one of the largest exporters of buses to Saudi Arabia, on this landmark project to meet the transportation needs of the Hajj season," said Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, Area
Manager for Middle East & Pakistan. "The King Long partnership is of utmost importance to us. Aligned with Saudi Arabia’s objectives for this busy season, our aim is always to offer the highest standards of reliability, durability and comfort for
the many pilgrims."
Allison’s torque converter and Continuous Power Technology™ eliminate power interrupts resulting in a comfortable and smooth driving experience for both the driver and passengers. The fully hydraulic automatic transmission without mechanical clutches,
has less wear and tear also on all parts of the drivetrain and therefore resulting in fewer costly breakdowns and repairs.
Allison, King Long and the bus manufacturer’s Saudi dealer have actively engaged in fostering a strong and mutually beneficial partnership since 2018. Allison’s exceptional service support, extended warranty options and close coordination with fleet operators
in conjunction with the dedicated efforts of the King Long team have further contributed to the successful partnership.
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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.
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