July 21, 2015

The one millionth TorqueFlite 845RE eight-speed automatic transmission produced at the FCA US LLC Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.) rolled off the assembly line today. The occasion was marked with a celebratory town hall to recognize the nearly 3,000 hourly employees whose commitment made the milestone possible.
“This is a significant accomplishment and one that every Kokomo Transmission Plant employee should be proud of,” said Brian Harlow, Vice President - Manufacturing, FCA North America. “They have dedicated themselves to producing  a high quality, technologically advanced transmission that is, in part, responsible for the success of some of our most popular vehicles.  
“And while working to keep up with demand, the team was simultaneously able to reach the first award level of World Class Manufacturing,” said Harlow. “As the plant marks 60 years of transmission production, I congratulate them on this achievement and am confident that we can count them to build another million.”
Powering six vehicles – the Jeep® Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango, and Ram 1500 - the advanced technology transmission is projected to save vehicle owners more than 700 million gallons of fuel, and reduce combined CO2 emissions by more than six million metric tonnes.

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