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ArvinMeritor Launches New Electronic Door Control Module

SULLY-SUR-LOIRE, France, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) announced today that its Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group will begin production of the company's first Electronic Door Control Module (EDCM) for a popular European passenger car that will launch in May 2006. The company plans to produce approximately 650,000 units per year.

"The launch of the Electronic Door Control Module into the market will send a significant message to our customers that ArvinMeritor is aggressively combining electronics technology with the company's leading door system product lines for added functionality," said Charles Hopson, vice president of Engineering for Door Systems. "Developed completely in-house, the EDCM is the only control module produced by a single company that designs and manufactures many of the components it controls."

The EDCM integrates electronic control functions previously found in two separate products into a single module. It assumes control of the window operation, including express up and down function, anti-squeeze sensing and prevention, and comfort closing capabilities. It also controls functionality for the electric, moveable, memory, heated and fold-away rearview mirror, as well as the indicator and courtesy lights. Additionally, the EDCM has been designed to allow future integration of latch electronics including lock, unlock, child locking, and hands-free or electric-release operation.

ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group posted $4.8 billion in sales during fiscal year 2004, and employs 17,000 people at 75 facilities in 23 countries. LVS -- a market leader in the product categories it serves -- supplies integrated systems and modules to the world's leading passenger car and light truck OEMs. With advanced technology and systems design expertise in apertures, undercarriage, wheel and emissions control, LVS combines high-quality components into cost-effective, performance-based solutions for virtually every car and light truck on the road today.

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: http://www.arvinmeritor.com/ .

SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.

CONTACT:
Colleen Hanley
mobile: 248-766-3576
colleen.hanley@arvinmeritor.com

David Giroux
mobile: (31) 65 24 33 512
david.giroux@arvinmeritor.com
both of ArvinMeritor, Inc.

 
 
 
 
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