LAS VEGAS – (Jan. 22, 2013) – Meritor North American Aftermarket business, based in Florence, Ky., has announced the immediate availability of a Meritor-brand shock absorber product line. This new line replaces the Gabriel shocks previously sold by the company and is available immediately to all North American warehouse distributors and OEM dealers.
Announced here during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, the new Meritor shock absorbers – American-made in an ISO-certified facility -- are available in three models: cab shocks, standard duty shocks and premium adjustable shocks.
These are the first members of Meritor’s new AllFit series, that address the all-makes market segment demanded by fleets, owner-operators and installers for quality, all-makes shock absorbers.
“These shocks reconcile perfectly with the diverse application and performance demands of the heavy duty aftermarket,” said Tim Bauer, director, Undercarriage Products. “We understand our customers want choices, so we’ve made this first move to offer this broad grouping of all-makes parts under a Meritor brand. Truck operators can enjoy the benefits of a complete shock absorber from a trusted supplier while our customers can streamline inventory and enhance the operator’s loyalty regardless of a fleet’s brand composition. The all-makes difference is in the bottom line.”
The new shocks – ideal for Class 6-8 linehaul trucks, trailers and key vocational segments like fire and rescue, delivery vehicles, school buses, and municipal vehicles – provide an advanced sealing system, premium hydraulic fluid, and a robust design to reduce excessive misting and extend product life.
The three product classes are:
· Cab shock: designed to isolate the cab from the vehicle’s frame maximizing ride comfort.
· Standard-Duty: manufactured with premium components to help ensure longevity on the road.
· Premium Adjustable: can be converted to three settings...regular, firm or extra firm to support a variety of ride preferences.
“These shocks will provide superior ride comfort, all for greater operational control of the vehicle and minimize road vibration,” said Bauer. “Shock absorbers play an important role in this equation by supporting greater control and maximizing protection for the driver and cargo.”
About Meritor, Inc.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company’s website at meritor.com.