Our strategic partners are integral to our ability to serve our customers. Odyne's mission and goals continue to attract strong partners; some are noted here:
Allison Transmission has invested in a non-controlling equity stake in Odyne.
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.allisontransmission.com.
Johnson Controls has made a strategic investment in Odyne to fund expansion and to accelerate wide-scale commercialization of Odyne's hybrid systems. Johnson Controls is a "Preferred Supplier" of advanced lithium-ion battery systems for Odyne hybrid trucks.
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries. Their 142,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; automotive batteries; and interior systems for automobiles. Their commitment to sustainability dates back to roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through growth strategies and by increasing market share they are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making customers successful. In 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list.
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid starter batteries and advanced lead-acid batteries for Start-Stop vehicles. Their 35 manufacturing facilities supply more than one-third of the world's lead-acid batteries to major automakers and aftermarket retailers. Through innovations they are building the advanced battery industry for more fuel efficient and sustainable vehicles. Their commitment to sustainability is evidenced by world-class technology, manufacturing and recycling capabilities.
Odyne's plug-in hybrid system uses Remy's HVH250 electric motor for its robust automotive quality.
Remy Electric Motors, LLC is North America's largest independent manufacturer of advanced electric propulsion motors designed with leading edge technology and backed by the security of over a billion miles of proven reliability. Remy’s electric motors provide unsurpassed power density, efficiency and durability. In business for over 100 years, today Remy is actively collaborating with companies throughout the world to develop innovations that are transforming the vehicle industry.
Terex Utilities has been appointed as distributor of Odyne hybrid systems throughout U.S. and globally.
Sales orders domestically are up substantially in 2011 and the new distribution agreement with Terex Utilities is anticipated to significantly expand opportunities. Odyne estimates an addressable market of 250,000 units worldwide per year for new and retrofit work truck hybrid systems. Joe Dalum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Odyne Systems noted “We believe that the work truck industry will be strongly affected by advancements in vehicle efficiency in the coming years and we are excited to be at the leading edge with our products. Our new distribution agreement with Terex Utilities means we will have comprehensive coverage of the North American hybrid truck market and global reach to meet customer needs for lower emission vehicles that consume less fuel and operate quietly. We are looking forward to significant growth opportunities in the hybrid truck market ahead.