From Strength to Strength

HL Smith Transmissions enjoy continued industry success as authorised rebuilders for Allison Transmission.

HL Smith Transmissions is a leading European supplier of remanufactured commercial vehicle drivetrain product. Involved in the remanufacture of heavy commercial transmissions since 1955, the company is a supplier to major UK fleet operators along with many OEMs, as well as the Ministry of Defence’s logistical fleet.

Diverse product offering developed over many years.

HL Smiths are true specialists in the heavy commercial drivetrain market. Their range covers:

  • Manual gearboxes
  • Automatic gearboxes
  • Differentials
  • Steering boxes
  • Propshafts
  • and much more.

HL Smith Transmissions are also now a distributor of gearbox ECUs and Power Packs for Wabco Reman Solutions, as displayed on their stand at the CV Show earlier this year. HL Smith’s modern workshops offer 85000 sq ft of working and storage space based in Albrighton, West Midlands and their staff of 100 engineers are skilled in all aspects of commercial vehicle transmissions. This, of course, makes perfect sense – this is exactly what they have been working on for the last 63 years!

Legacy in automatic transmissions rewarded.

For many years, HL Smith Transmissions have remanufactured Automatic transmissions and has included them in their product range for more than a quarter of a century. During this period, the requirements for these transmissions have grown tremendously within the heavy commercial vehicle sector including Municipal and PSV applications, especially with Allison Transmission, a product that now maintains one of the leading positions in the marketplace.
All the hard work and experience gained by HL Smiths came to fruition as the company was formally appointed as an ‘authorised direct rebuilder’ for Allison Transmissions on 1 April 2018. HL Smith now have the authority to remanufacture transmissions to Allison’s standards.
Speaking to FACTS, Managing Director Russell Smith explained that he is “extremely pleased” with the progression of the company’s association with Allison, and that HL Smith are very proud to promote the brand name and “offer a quality product and service level to all operators throughout the UK.”
HL Smith now offers a complete range of Allison transmissions. This includes 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 series units which can all be supplied on service exchange and come with an outstanding two-year warranty.
Since the agreement was announced, all units supplied have been fitted with 100% genuine Allison components during the FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH HL Smith Transmissions enjoy continued industry success as authorised rebuilders for Allison Transmission remanufacturing process and are built and tested to the latest Allison standard. This ensures an exceptional level of quality for all new and existing customers.
The team at HL Smith also run their very own collection and delivery service as well as offer an on-site diagnostics and fitting service to cover all units for the convenience and continued satisfaction of customers.
The future for HL Smith Transmissions is an exciting prospect as transmission technologies grow and evolve within the market. HL Smith Transmissions are always geared up to react and respond to these changes in order to stay ahead of their curve in remanufacturing. With the recent unveiling of an all-new redesigned website and an eagerly anticipated promotional video on the horizon, the future looks bright for HL Smith Transmissions and their dedicated customer base.

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