Indiana Transmission Plant

3660 North U.S. Highway 931, Kokomo, Indiana, United States

Floor Space: 1.2 million square feet

Acreage: 233 acres

Products:
  • 65/66/68 RFE RWD transmissions for Ram Trucks, Cummins Diesel and Heavy Duty
  • 948TE transmissions in all-wheel, four-wheel and two-wheel drive configurations for the Jeep® Cherokee, Jeep Renegade (produced at the Melfi Assembly Plant in Italy), Chrysler Pacifica and Ram ProMaster City (produced at the TOFAS plant in Bursa, Turkey)
Employment: 1,502 (1,339 hourly, 163 salaried)

Union Local: UAW Local 685

Plant History: Plant completed and began production of transmissions in 1998. FCA announced in November 2010 that it would invest $843 million for production of a future generation front-wheel-drive automatic transmission for use in future vehicles. In February 2013, the Company announced an investment of $212 million at Kokomo Transmission, Kokomo Casting and Indiana Transmission plants for additional tooling and equipment to produce the eight- and nine-speed transmissions, which added up to 400 new jobs. Production of the nine-speed transmission began in May 2013.

World Class Manufacturing Accomplishments
Indiana Transmission Plant (ITP) was awarded bronze status for its efforts in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) on Aug. 31, 2016. WCM is a methodology that focuses on eliminating waste, increasing productivity, and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized way. It engages the workforce to provide and implement suggestions on how to improve their jobs and their plants, promoting a sense of ownership.

(Updated: July 2020)
 

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