Allison’s cooperation with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa will strengthen the competitive position of both companies in the international defense market.
Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions for tactical wheeled and tracked defense vehicles, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), a holding group uniting Polish state-owned defense industry companies and one of the largest defense companies in Europe. The two defense leaders will partner to expand their product portfolio and bolster Allison’s supplier network and service capabilities in Europe and beyond.
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Sebastian Chwalek, President of the Management Board, PGZ (pictured left) and Dana Pittard, Vice President of Defense Programs, Allison Transmission sign a memorandum of understanding at the International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) in Poland bolstering Allison’s supplier network and service capabilities in Europe and beyond. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are constantly building our strategic alliances to boost the development of the defense sector as part of the Polish Armed Forces Technical Modernization Plan,” said Sebastian Chwalek, PGZ CEO. “We welcome this opportunity to partner with Allison Transmission, a well-known provider of propulsion solutions that have a proven reputation on the battlefield.”
The MOU includes Allison Transmission partnering with PGZ to provide tracked vehicle transmission service and repair in Poland. The MOU also includes cooperation between PGZ and Allison on tracked vehicle programs. Poland is procuring thousands of fighting vehicles in response to the deteriorating regional security situation and a commitment to a strong defense. Allison Transmission is the provider of propulsion systems for the Abrams tank, K9 and Krab Howitzers. Poland has contracted to purchase several hundred Abrams tanks, hundreds of Howitzers, and PGZ has recently been awarded a contract for over 1,000 Borsuk vehicles.
“Allison Transmission is proud to support PGZ and its subordinate companies in the development of world class vehicle platforms such as the Krab Self-propelled Howitzer and multiple wheeled defense models as well as providing sustainment of our products in Poland,” said Dana Pittard, Vice President of Defense Programs, Allison Transmission.
PGZ brings together more than 50 companies, including Wojskowe Zakłady Motoryzacyjne (WZM) who will be added to Allison’s network of Authorized Dealer and Distributors to service tracked vehicles as a complement to Tezana, who services transmissions for wheeled vehicles in Poland.
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About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is a leading designer and manufacturer of propulsion solutions for commercial and defense vehicles and the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions that Improve the Way the World Works. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit and coach), motorhomes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (tactical wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. With a presence in more than 150 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil, manufacturing facilities in the USA, Hungary and India, as well as global engineering resources, including electrification engineering centers in Indianapolis, Indiana, Auburn Hills, Michigan and London in the United Kingdom. Allison also has approximately 1,600 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa is a capital group concentrating several dozen production plants, service facilities and research centres crucial for the Polish defence industry.
PGZ manufactures innovative systems and solutions used by the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland and allied formations. The Group’s offer encompasses: modern radiolocation and radar systems, rifles and optoelectronics, wheeled armoured transporters, barrel artillery, unmanned air systems and systems supporting battlefield management. Our products are based on the Polish technological inventions and cooperation with global leaders in the defence sector. They are developed and produced under the supervision of experienced engineers, constructors and specialists.
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa is the main industrial partner in the Technical Modernisation Programme of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland run by the Polish Ministry of National Defence. We cooperate with the largest enterprises in the global armaments sector and participate in the acquisition of numerous systems, including medium range air defense systems for Polish Armed Forces. Thus obtained technologies and competences are utilised to further increase the potential of PGZ.
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