Uruguayan bus company expands its fleet with 38 Allison-equipped Yutong buses

La Compañía de Omnibus de Pando S.A, along with two other Uruguayan bus companies, specify buses equipped with Allison fully-automatic transmissions.    

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – To help transport over two million passengers each month, La Compañía de Omnibus de Pando S.A (COPSA), Uruguay’s first passenger transport company, has recently purchased 38 Yutong buses equipped with Allison fully-automatic transmissions. COSPA joins two other Uruguayan transport companies, Corporación Ómnibus Micro Este S.A (COME) and Union Cooperativa Obrera del Transporte (UCOT) in bolstering its fleet with Allison transmission equipped buses.

COME recently purchased 10 new Yutong vehicles to add to their fleet of Allison-equipped buses already operating in the country. UCOT purchased 20 Agrale MT17.0s equipped with Allison T270 transmissions, to continue a tradition of using Allison’s patented technology for over 30 years.

A clear example of Allison’s successful integration into Uruguay’s bus market; UCOT’s entire fleet is now made up of buses with Allison fully-automatic transmissions, many of which have driven over one million kilometers without needing to be replaced by the company.

“One of our Allison-equipped vehicles actually worked for more than 850,000 kms without needing to change the brake linings, while other buses without the Allison would normally require linings to be changed every 40,000 or 50,000 kms. The retarder is a key component,” says Enrique Garabato, service manager for the cooperative, adding; “the performance of Allison’s automatic transmissions has never stopped amazing me.”

Around the world, buses equipped with Allison fully-automatic transmissions are known for helping maintain a steady flow of traffic; fast acceleration and quick braking, allow for smooth and precise maneuvering, a key advantage in urban areas with heavy traffic. Since manual gear changes are unnecessary, drivers experience fewer distractions and less fatigue, resulting in greater passenger safety and comfort.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. military vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for transit buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school and transit), motor homes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (primarily energy and mining) and military vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,800 people. Allison has manufacturing facilities and customization centers located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India and Hungary, with a global presence, serving customers in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Africa. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. More information about Allison is available at www.allisontransmission.com.

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