Allison To Acquire AVTEC’s Off-highway Transmission, Component Machining Businesses

Mobility Outlook Bureau
17 Sep 2021
06:13 AM
1 Min Read

Allison will integrate AVTEC’s off-highway component machining operations at the MEPZ into its Chennai manufacturing plant to continue producing housings for off-highway transmissions.

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Leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions, Allison Transmission has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the transmission portfolio of India-based AVTEC Ltd.’s off-highway business and AVTEC’s Madras Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) off-highway component machining business.

Headquartered in New Delhi and part of the CK Birla Group, AVTEC is one of India’s largest independent manufacturers of powertrain and precision-engineered products for the automotive, off-highway, defence, agriculture and railway industry in areas of both proprietary products and contract manufacturing.

With this acquisition, Allison, which is also the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions for commercial and defence vehicles, will integrate AVTEC’s off-highway component machining operations currently located at the MEPZ facility (Chennai) into Allison’s Chennai manufacturing plant to continue producing housings for Allison’s off-highway transmissions.  

Allison will pay approximately $ 27 million in cash for AVTEC’s off-highway transmission portfolio and MEPZ off-highway component machining assets. The company does not expect the acquisition to have a material impact on current fiscal year earnings. The transaction is subject to completion of certain conditions precedent and is anticipated to close by the end of 2021.

Mike Dick, Senior Vice President of Operations and Global Purchasing at Allison Transmission, said, “This acquisition supports our overarching sourcing and operations strategies.” 

John Coll, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Sales and Service at Allison Transmission, said, “The acquisition of the transmission portfolio of AVTEC’s off-highway business and associated IP will accelerate Allison’s pursuit of additional opportunities in these segments in India and global markets with purpose-built products that deliver performance and productivity to our customers.”

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