SZENTGOTTHARD, Hungary — Allison Transmission, a division of General Motors Corp., officially inaugurates its first European transmission assembly plant. The $31.4 million plant is a part of the Opel Hungary Manufacturing Ltd. factory here. It uses a 57,000-sq.-ft. (5,300-sq.-m) space of the former paint shop of Opel Hungary. According to J. David Price Jr., Allison's manufacturing director in Hungary, production could reach 11,000 units in 2001. The plant builds medium-duty ...

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