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ArvinMeritor Awarded Contract to Supply Drum Brakes to Volvo Trucks North America

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 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 service life.

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, facilities.

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.

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both of ArvinMeritor, Inc.