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  • INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walker Die Casting has embarked on a multifaceted improvement program since being acquired by Allison Transmission in the fall of 2019. The goal is to build upon the company's already illustrious history and to continue to provide innovative aluminum die casting solutions well into the future. Allison has made a significant investment in Walker Die Casting, which has been used to make infrastructure improvements, add capabilities, and expand the range of available solutions for customers across approximately 800,000 ft2 of manufacturing space. Among the capabilities enhancements are seven new machining centers with complete turnkey automation, a 1,600-ton die cast machine, zinc die casting as well as an 1,800-ton die cast machine. In addition, the ISO 14001 certification was obtained in February of 2020.

    Walker Die Casting now has 38 horizontal high-pressure die cast machines with clamping forces ranging from 1,000 to 4,500 tons, allowing the company to ship more than 40 million pounds of aluminum castings in 2020. These castings were created entirely from recycled aluminum. In addition to Allison Transmission, the company's top customers include leading OEMs in the commercial vehicle, construction equipment, consumer vehicle, marine, motorcycle, and defense markets.

    Walker Die Casting has built a reputation for providing innovative solutions and producing high-quality castings for even the most complex and difficult casting designs. Walker works directly with customers to convert components manufactured through sand casting and other casting processes into aluminum high-pressure die castings, which results in lighter vehicles, tighter tolerances, more usable features, and less machining. When compared to other casting processes such as sand casting, aluminum die casting high-pressure aluminum die casting often results in a lower cost per piece for the customer. Casting simulation technology combined with extensive experience results in a high integrity casting that can withstand repeated operational cycles with a variety of attachments anchored to the case, resulting in better quality, longer life, and lower cost.

    "I'm proud of each and every one of our employees for seizing the opportunities presented to Walker as a result of Allison Transmission's acquisition and investment in the company."Through innovation, experience, integrity, and the relentless pursuit of operational excellence, Walker has established itself as a preferred casting partner, delivering exceptional customer value through the use of innovation, experience, integrity, and the relentless pursuit of operational excellence," said Michael Dick, Allison Transmission Senior Vice President of Operations and Purchasing.

    About Alison Transmission

    Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world's largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles as well as medium- and heavy-tactical U. S. defense vehicles. The company is also a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems. Allison products are used in a wide range 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 (wheeled and tracked). The company was founded in 1915 and has its headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Allison has a global market presence in more than 80 countries and regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China, and Brazil, as well as manufacturing facilities in the United States, Hungary, and India. Allison also has approximately 1,500 independent distributor and dealer locations around the world. For more information, 
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