Meritor Announces New European Air Disc Brake Contract with Scania
TROY, Mich., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announced today it has been selected to supply its ELSA225H range of air disc brakes for Scania's trucks and buses with production starting in 2014.
"We are investing $58 million in air disc brake capabilities at our technical center of excellence and manufacturing facility in Cwmbran, United Kingdom," said Joe Plomin, vice president, International Operations at Meritor. "This new contract with Scania exemplifies our commitment to be the recognized leader in brake engineering, testing and manufacturing."
With Meritor's extended family of air disc brakes, it now offers more optimized products for every vocation. More than four million ELSA air disc brakes have been manufactured with world class field reliability.
The ELSA family of brakes utilizes modular construction, which means the global standard clamping and adjuster mechanisms can be matched with a series of validated bridges and carriers to suit any wheel/axle combination.
"The ELSA family of braking products is the strongest, most robust and reliable that we've developed in more than 30 years that we've been manufacturing air disc brakes," Plomin said
Scania is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company's operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 38,600 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2012, net sales totaled SEK 79.6 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.6 billion. Scania press releases are available on www.scania.com (http://www.scania.com/se).
About Meritor, Inc.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at meritor.com.
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