Commercial vehicle transmission supplier, Allison Transmission Holdings, has opened a parts distribution and customisation facility in the Netherlands to serve customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The company has not disclosed a figure for the investment.

The 3,200-square-metre building, which is located in Sliedrecht and close to major hubs for truck and bus manufacturing, centralises the company’s parts distribution, product customisation and customer training functions for the region. It replaces a smaller PDC that was located in the same area, which the company has outgrown and which lacked training and meeting facilities.

“This facility further expands Allison’s capability to provide our OEMs with transmissions that are installation-ready,” said Michael Headly, senior vice president of Global Marketing, Sales and Service for Allison Transmission. “We are focused on providing the best overall value to our customers, which includes services such as those available from our new facility.”

The company would not disclose the capacity at the new centre, nor the number of parts currently distributed in the EMEA region, stating only it was in the thousands, though it did confirm that it was working with Penske Logistics for distribution of the those parts.

Allison has included a technical training facility within the PDC, which the company said will help technicians and end users to increase their automatic transmission knowledge, enhance their technical skills and benefit from the experience of certified Allison Transmission instructors. Examples of Allison transmission products and support equipment are available for students to tear-down and perform maintenance associated activities.