We are currently developing transmission solutions for our customers in various vehicle applications, but NuVinci technology is applicable to an exceptionally wide variety of applications. Fallbrook, itself, designs and manufactures bicycle transmissions and auto-shifting systems for those transmissions, which it sells to bicycle manufacturers. In other application areas, Fallbrook provides extensive engineering expertise in transmission and system design to assist its licensees in developing solutions for their specific markets.
Fallbrook also provides an exclusive position for each of its customers in their specific markets by providing an exclusive license to their respective markets. The proprietary NuVinci technology is protected by a high value patent portfolio of more than 800 patents and pending patent applications worldwide. This exclusive position provided by their license protects the investment of time and resources by establishing a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace for their superior product.
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Fallbrook currently has three major licensees in the automotive industry, which are listed below. There are a large number of additional opportunities for the application of NuVinci technology including accessory drives, industrial equipment and others. In the column to the right, there are links to applications areas. To explore the possibilities, use Fallbrook’s Partnership Inquiry Form.
Through its licensing agreement, Allison has the right from Fallbrook to utilize its CVP technology to develop and commercialize primary drivetrain transmissions for Allison’s end markets. Click here to read the press release announcing the agreement.
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 about Allison visit www.allisontransmission.com.
The international automotive supplier Continental has entered into licensing and engineering services agreements with Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook). The central focus of the collaboration is the use of Fallbrook's NuVinci® transmission technology to develop new electromechanical transmission solutions for urban transport. Click here to read the November 2015 press release.
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. The company is an international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner that rovides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions.. It has five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. With headquarters in Hannover, Germany, Continental currently employs more than 200,000 people in 53 countries. For more information about Continental visit www.continental-corporation.com
Dana Corporation has a license from Fallbrook to engineer and produce transmission components and other advanced powertrain solutions with theNuVinci® CVP technology for passenger and certain off-highway vehicles in the end markets that Dana serves. Click here to read the press release announcing the agreement.
Dana has developed the VariGlide® Planetary Variator continuously variable transmission technology and has an operational prototype of a light passenger vehicle. For more information on VariGlide including videos of the prototype vehicle in operation and an animation of how their continuously variable transmission technology works, go to http://www.variglide.com.
Dana is a world-leading supplier of drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and off-highway equipment with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. The company’s global network of engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities provides original-equipment and aftermarket customers with local product and service support. Based in Maumee, Ohio, Dana employs approximately 23,000 people in 25 countries and reported 2015 sales of $6.1 billion. For more information, please visit please visit www.dana.com.
TEAM Industries has licensed the use of NuVinci® CVP (continuously variable planetary) technology in North America and Europe for certain electric and gasoline light vehicle applications. Click here to read the press release announcing the agreement. TEAM plans to have initial production units of a transmission suitable for a small, low- to medium-speed vehicle available in 2016.
TEAM Industries is a vertically- integrated engineering and manufacturing company that has been driving innovation in performance and reliability-enhancing components for nearly half a century. Headquartered in Bagley, MN, TEAM offers a complete range of services, from collaboration on new product designs to custom contract manufacturing. Their principal products include transmissions and transaxles, axles and four-wheel-drive systems, continuously variable transmissions (CVTs), and electric vehicle drivetrains. For more information, please visit www.team-ind.com