Global engineering, testing and manufacturing capabilities offer advantages to global OE and aftermarket customers worldwide
TROY, Mich., March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc.,
(NYSE: ARM) announced a re-establishment of its off-highway original equipment
and aftermarket components business in North America, South America, Europe
and Africa, to address OEM customers in four continents.
Through its long-term joint venture with Xuzhou Construction Machinery
Group (XCMG) in Xuzhou, China, ArvinMeritor has been supplying the Asia-
"ArvinMeritor has been a major player in the specialty vehicles and off-
highway components business for close to 100 years, and we are now poised to
re-establish this business," said Tim Bowes, vice president -- Specialty
Products for ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems business.
"We have continued to invest in our ability to provide system solutions,
including our strong capability to design, test and manufacture our own
gearing," he said. "Our company's ability to deliver solutions provides our
customers with a distinct advantage in robust product designs, flexibility of
design and time to market, as well as overall customer satisfaction."
Dale Eschenburg, director-engineering, stressed the importance of
operating in-house metallurgical laboratories, test fixtures and dynamometers,
vehicle simulation software, extensive application analysis, and utilization
of gear design-and-manufacturing technologies.
"Our customers recognize our gear design capabilities, as well as our
resources in conducting parallel engineering and testing," said Eschenburg.
Two New Components
Two major components are enabling the company to support and supply key
off-highway vehicle customers -- a new loader drive axle, and the global hub-
The new Meritor loader axle (MOA20DKO 20 metric ton) (44,000 lb. capacity)
features multi-plate wet disc brakes, high-capacity articulating trunion mount
with an oversized differential for high torque applications. It is designed
for loader applications.
A new global hub reduction axle family of single and tandem rear axles, to
help meet customer demands for operational flexibility, has been introduced
for the heavy haul and construction, refuse, logging, concrete, and mining
vocational markets. The axles - offered first for the Asian market -- offer up
to 600 lbs. weight savings and a wide ratio range to meet the needs of
virtually any on-/off-highway application, as well as a host of suspension
adaptations and brake offerings.
The global hub reduction axle family offers advanced technology for
highway and vocational applications requiring higher gross combination weight
and export markets such as South America and South Africa. The advantages come
from several key features of the new fully-dressed axle assembly, including:
- Proven four-planet wheel-end hub-reduction gearing - for higher
capacity ratings and superior performance. The single axle is rated
at 26,000-35,000 lbs. GAWR, and the tandem is rated at 52,000-70,000
- Needle-bearing design throughout the interaxle differential - provides
spinout protection and eliminates the need for a lube pump.
When combined with the Meritor(R) MX-160 front-drive steer axle, the new
hub-reduction axle - in either single or tandem configuration - provides
maximum mobility in any operating condition for an advanced-engineering all-
Long History and Established Global Network
Since 1909, ArvinMeritor has been leading the heavy-duty axle market with
reliable, long-life axles and advanced gearing technology. The company is one
of the world's largest independent manufacturers of heavy-duty truck axles for
a broad range of vehicle applications, including front drive, front non-drive,
single rear-tandem-and tridem drive, and trailer axles.
The company's Specialty Products business unit offers original equipment
and aftermarket drivetrain and brake components for the global heavy haul,
specialty truck, fire and rescue, off-highway, military, refuse, logging,
concrete, and mining markets. Distributed under the Meritor brand,
ArvinMeritor's aftermarket parts are precision engineered to original
equipment specifications and carry an industry-competitive warranty.
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of
integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The
company serves commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment
manufacturers and certain aftermarkets, and light vehicle manufacturers.
Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 18,000 people
in 24 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: D. Mike Pennington, +1-248-435-1933,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Terry Huch, +1-248-435-9426,
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Web site: http://www.arvinmeritor.com