Allison Transmission India sets up customization centre near Chennai

Allison Transmission, Inc. has announced the establishment of a customization centre under contract with Capricorn Logistics Pvt. Ltd. to provide a whole range of logistics services. The facility situated north of Chennai will exclusively cater to the domestic sector in India. Besides local procurement, transmission parts and support equipment for the Indian market will be imported from the Netherlands and the US.

Capricorn Logistics Pvt. Ltd. will manage and provide 3PL services like warehousing, packaging, distribution, logistics and other value-added SCM solutions for this Allison facility.

In addition, Allison Transmission India Pvt. Ltd. is also setting up a manufacturing plant south of Chennai. Construction work on this 100 per cent EOU is in progress.

The company was looking for an integrated logistics service provider with thorough knowledge of local Indian conditions and capacity to deliver high quality services to its customers. It is believed to have found this provider in Capricorn.

Speaking about the association, Mr. Ram S. Amarnath, Managing Director, Allison Transmission India Pvt. Ltd., said: “Allison Transmission has a long-standing relationship with India. In order to service our customers better in India, which is one of our key markets, we are happy to announce the setting up of a customization centre. Allison Transmission acknowledges Capricorn Logistics’ understanding of local conditions and their ability to create quality infrastructure with quality manpower within a short time. We believe that Capricorn will add value to our supply chain by integrating local practices with international ones so that the process is seamless, and Allison Transmission gets the same level of competence here in India as it gets internationally.”

Capricorn also looks forward to mutually beneficial and long-term relations with Allison Transmission India. Mr. Datta Bhonsle, CEO for the Supply Chain Vertical for Capricorn, remarked: “Allison choosing Capricorn as its partner is a matter of great pride for us at Capricorn and also an acknowledgement of the inherent strengths and advantages that Capricorn will provide to MNC companies seeking local competence in the Indian supply chain industry.”

Allison’s association with India goes back more than 40 years when it began serving the country’s mining and oil field industries. In 2007, it established permanent offices in India, operating under the name of Allison Transmission India Pvt. Ltd. to realize growth opportunities in the on-highway market. In recent years, Allison Transmission’s growth in India has been propelled by fitting automatics into low-floor CNG and diesel buses in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Nagpur and other Indian cities. Allison’s major OEM customers include Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, JCBL and Lexia Motors.

Allison’s presence in India solidifies the company’s desire to expand the automatic experience with an unrivalled combination of quality, reliability, durability, vocational value and customer service to the Indian market.