Monday, February 23, 2009

Westports recipient of 100,000th Allison device

WESTPORTS Malaysia is the recipient of the 100,000th Allison automatic transmission device manufactured in Hungary that powers the port’s prime movers.

All of Westports’ 273 prime movers are equipped with Allison Transmission 3000 series model.

“We are proud to be the recipient of the 100,000th Allison automatic transmission,” said Westports executive director Ruben Emir Gnanalingam in a statement.

The Allison automatic transmission unit delivered to Westports.

“The two companies share a common commitment to delivering innovation and quality services to customers.”

He said the prime movers were an important link in Wesports’ constant pursuit to improve overall performance and productivity.

“As a vital link from vessel to yard and vice-versa, Westports has always given priority to maintaining an efficient fleet of prime movers to ensure that there is always maximum availability of these vehicles during operations, so that our productivity levels are not compromised,” he added.

Allison Transmission is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and seller of medium and heavy-duty automatic transmission devices for trucks, buses as well as off-road and military vehicles.

It has so far delivered 35,000 units of Allison transmission devices for prime movers at ports worldwide.

“With our broad range of products and technical expertise, Allison Transmission is poised to help port operators like Westports improve efficiency and cost effectiveness through innovation and new technologies.

“This, coupled with our timely service support via our channels factory-trained technicians and advanced diagnostic tools, help keep Westports’ operations efficient and productive,” said Allison Transmission Singapore operations commercial director G.H. Tan.

“The current global economy presents challenges, but we look at it as an opportunity to differentiate ourselves and our clients from the rest.”

Source: Star Online

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