We are well on our way to establishing our Aftermarket
presence in Asia Pacific. In several countries throughout this region, we will
supply aftermarket parts for commercial and industrial vehicles under the
Meritor brand with all products produced as:
"All makes" specifications
To expand our aftermarket footprint in this region, we
are leveraging our strong OE market position in China, where we are a major
supplier of off-highway axles, and in India, where we have been doing business
since 1981 resulting in more than one million axles produced to date. We are
also applying an aftermarket formula that we’ve perfected during our 30-year
history in North America, and which has proven to be very successful as we
expanded our aftermarket business into Europe.
In China, we recently opened a distribution and
packaging center that operates within our current brake manufacturing facility
in Wuxi. From here, we are providing aftermarket parts to support our bus and
coach customers. We’ve also recently begun operating a service center in
Houlinhe to keep the local mining trucks running with Meritor axles, transport
cases and brakes. And, we are looking forward to opening three additional
service centers this year in Urumqi, Xining and Shuozhou.
In addition to the progress we’ve made in China, we
also have plans to grow our aftermarket presence in Australia where we currently
have a distribution and packaging operation in Sunshine – and in India, where we
intend to become a leading supplier of aftermarket parts to compliment our
growing OE business in that region.
We have competitive products that are marketed under
global brands recognized for reliability, safety and durability, and we have the
expertise and capabilities to become the aftermarket supplier of choice in every
region of the world.