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 Mack Trucks, Inc.
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Meritor Q Plus brakes will continue to be standard equipment on all Mack
vehicles. 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 brakes.
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 Mack contract will be
provided through the company's Manning, S.C., and Tilbury, Ont., Canada,
Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack
Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation
solutions for more than a century.
Today, Mack is one of North America's largest producers of heavy-duty
trucks, and MACK(R) vehicles are sold and serviced in more than 45 countries
worldwide. All Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the
internationally recognized ISO 14001 standard for environmental management
systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking
Associations' public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our
Mack is a member of the Volvo Group, a publicly held company headquartered
in Gothenburg, Sweden. With annual sales of approximately $22 billion, Volvo
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:
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.