SZENTGOTTHARD, Hungary — Allison Transmission, a division of General Motors Corp., officially inaugurates its first European transmission plant in Hungary. The US$31.4 million plant is part of the Opel Hungary Mfg. Ltd. factory here, taking over the 5,300 sq.-m (6,339 sq.-yds.) space belonging to the former Opel paint shop. J. David Price Jr., Allison's manufacturing director in Hungary, says production could reach 11,000 units in 2001. The plant builds medium-duty transmissions used in ...

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