General Motors today announced that it is looking at strategic options related to its Allison Transmission commercial and military operations, including a potential sale of the business.
This process is another potential step in GM’s plan to improve liquidity through the assessment of strategic options for a business that is not central to GM’s mission of designing, manufacturing and selling cars and light trucks globally. GM continues to have a strong liquidity position, with more than $20 billion in cash and marketable securities at the end of the third quarter 2006.
Allison Transmission has a track record of strong business performance and is the leading seller of automatic transmissions for commercial vehicles. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and sells automatic transmissions for commercial and military vehicle applications. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Allison Transmission employs 3,400 people, has 7 plants in Indianapolis and sells automatic and powershift transmissions, product parts and support through a worldwide distribution network and sales offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.