Allison Transmission and Caterpillar Defense Broaden Relationship for Defense Applications

Allison Transmission is announcing today a broader relationship with Caterpillar Defense. While the companies have been working together on defense applications for more than 40 years, the parties have reorganized the relationship to align more closely to strategic initiatives.

In the updated structure, Allison will focus on design, development and manufacturing of Allison Transmission® cross-drive transmission products, while Caterpillar Defense will continue to focus on design, development and manufacturing of Cat® & Perkins® engines for defense applications. This collaboration will allow Allison and Caterpillar Defense to bring to market deeply integrated and optimized solutions for the demanding defense markets.

“This expanded relationship is beneficial for both Allison and Caterpillar Defense, as it allows our respective businesses to focus on our core strengths,” said Dana Pittard, Allison Transmission VP Defense Programs. “But even more advantageous will be how this will accelerate our ability to work together to design powertrain solutions that our mutual customers want.”

In addition, Caterpillar Defense obtained the rights to become a preferred provider of remanufacturing services for Allison’s X200, X300 and 3040MX products outside of North America and the exclusive provider of remanufacturing services for Allison’s X200, X300 and 3040MX products in the U.K.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world's largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit