TROY, Mich., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM)
announced today its Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) business group has been
awarded a major three-year supply contract to supply its Meritor(R) Q Plus(TM)
cam brakes to Volvo Trucks North America, Inc.
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Meritor Q Plus brakes will continue to be standard equipment on all Volvo
trucks in North America. Introduced in 1991, the Q Plus is the industry's
most popular air brake, and is standard equipment on more North American
heavy- and medium-duty trucks than any other brand. The standard brake
offering is designed to reduce brake system maintenance and downtime, and
features linings with extra thickness at the maximum wear point; heavy-duty
shoe return springs; and parts commonality between steer, drive and trailer
The High-Performance Q Plus cam brake offering consists of larger 16.5" x
5" brakes on the front steer axle, coupled with standard 16.5" x 7" brakes on
the rear axle. The package was designed to provide 30 percent to 60 percent
more brake torque than conventional cam brakes, which translates into 20
percent to 25 percent shorter stopping distances on typical tractor-trailer
combinations. The front steer axle brake is also designed with 65 percent
more wearable lining volume than the standard 15" x 4" brakes, which extends
Standard and High-Performance Q Plus brakes for the Volvo contract will be
provided through the company's Manning, S.C., and Tilbury, Ont., Canada,
Volvo Trucks North America assembles its Volvo VN and VHD trucks in the
United States, at the ISO14001 and ISO9001 certified New River Valley Plant in
Dublin, Virginia. Volvo sponsors the America's Road Team national highway
safety outreach program.
Volvo Trucks North America, Inc., is part of the Volvo Group of companies,
a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. With 2003 sales
of approximately $22 billion, Volvo's business areas include heavy trucks,
buses, construction equipment, marine and industrial drive systems, aerospace,
and financial services. In the United States, Volvo shares are listed on
NASDAQ and are traded as ADRs (symbol: VOLVY).
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier $8 billion global supplier of a broad
range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle
industry. The company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and
specialty original equipment manufacturers and related aftermarkets.
Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 31,000 people
at more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 25 countries. ArvinMeritor
common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
ARM. For more information, visit the company's Web site at:
SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.
D. Mike Pennington
both of ArvinMeritor, Inc.