Allison Transmission, Inc.

Allison Transmission, Inc.

Allison Transmission is the premier global provider of commercial-duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems. The quality and reliability of an Allison transmission is unrivaled, as is our commitment to our customers, investors, employees and the communities around the world in which we live and work.

Company details

One Allison Way , Indianapolis , Indiana 46222-3271 USA
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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Manufacturing, Other
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
Over 1000

Allison Transmission, Inc. is the premier global designer, developer and manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems. Our products are world-renowned for their reliability, durability and performance.

Allison Transmission Vision
Be the world leader in commercial-duty transmissions, hybrid-propulsion systems, and related parts and services for on-highway vehicles, military vehicles, and off-highway equipment. We will earn our Customers' enthusiasm through continuous improvement driven by the integrity, teamwork, and innovation of Allison people.

Allison Transmission Brand Promise
The Allison Brand Promise is the automatic experience with an unrivaled combination of Quality, Reliability, Durability, Vocational Value and Customer Service.

Allison Transmission is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where our employees live and work. Children, education, assisting the disadvantaged and environmental sustainability are the cornerstones of our global community involvement.

Whether we’re working to protect the environment through eco-friendly initiatives at our facilities and the creation of products that reduce fuel consumption or we’re volunteering at food banks and building relationships with charitable organizations, we’re dedicated to doing our part to keep our communities healthy and thriving.

Raising funds for a children’s hospital near our global headquarters in Indianapolis and assisting with the structural refurbishment of an elementary school near our facility in Chennai, India, are just two examples of how we strive to make a positive difference in the communities where we work and live.

Allison Transmission focuses the majority of our philanthropic efforts on children, education and assisting the underprivileged. We’ve also supported disaster relief efforts in China, Haiti, Japan, New York and Indiana.

We believe it is important to reach out to young people and encourage them to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing (STEM). We sponsor educational seminars, host plant tours and financially support local high school scholarship programs that encourage creativity and innovation for college-bound students.

Here are a few of the community organizations which we support:

  • Center for Leadership Development
  • FIRST Robotics (local student teams)
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
  • Hawthorne Community Center
  • Indianapolis Public School 14
  • Indy BackPack Attack
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health
  • United Negro College Fund
  • United Way of Central Indiana
  • Wheeler Mission Ministries
  • Wish for Our Heroes

At Allison Transmission, our innovative technologies, landfill-free manufacturing processes and industry-leading products are all working toward benefiting the environment – across the globe.

In May 2010, Allison’s hybrid program gained national attention when President Barack Obama and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visited Allison’s global headquarters in Indianapolis. During their visit, President Obama and Secretary LaHood recognized Allison and our workforce for a history of technological contributions to the transportation industry, and most recently, for leading the way in hybrid innovations.

It’s estimated that the Allison H40/50 transit bus hybrid propulsion system has saved more than 29 million gallons of diesel fuel and prevented 291,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere.

In addition to our products, we believe in doing our part to be responsible corporate citizens with our facilities and manufacturing processes. That’s why we’ve implemented a range of eco-friendly efforts and projects all over the globe that include the following:

  • Ten percent of the power used at our Indianapolis campus is derived from green power – equal to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from 3,000 automobiles for one year
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Energy-efficient electric motors
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Low- to no-flow restroom fixtures
  • Centralized recycling stations in every plant
  • Targeted removal of hazardous waste, including cyanide and aerosol cans
  • Outfall isolation values
  • Landfill-free status in North America
  • Solar/wind turbine lighting in parking lots
  • Pervious paving
  • Reflective/high-energy roofs
  • Energy-efficient integrated window shields with building heating and cooling systems

We’re proud to proactively work toward protecting the environment. Being good stewards of our facilities and products is just another example of our commitment to global corporate citizenship.

Throughout our long history, Allison Transmission has been a leader in innovation, creativity and continually pushing toward new advances in technology. Our heritage, starting in 1915 with James Allison, has been strong and steady throughout the decades that we’ve been creating fully automatic transmissions.

We were there from the beginning, with the invention of the world’s first heavy-duty automatic transmission, and even now Allison is the premier designer, developer and manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems.

Our experience and longstanding history have made Allison the brand to trust. Read below to learn more about our history and heritage.