FLORENCE, Ky., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced a master distribution agreement with Doleco USA, Inc. to sell Doleco's cargo restraint products for flatbeds and van trailers to North America warehouse distributors (WDs) and original equipment dealers, effective immediately.
"Doleco has had an excellent reputation for designing and building high-quality cargo restraint solutions since 1935," said Aaron Bickford, director, Brake and Wheel-End, Aftermarket for Meritor™. "They do much more than just sell products; they offer customized solutions rather than strictly selling off-the-shelf parts – and this is what makes them a valuable partner."
Doleco cargo restraints, which are offered through the Meritor and Euclid™ product lines, maintain Doleco branding. The new line initially includes more than 600 part numbers to meet customer demand, with more to be added in the future.
Bickford said Meritor was seeking a supplier to help better serve all customers, including those with non-conventional applications. WDs have greater ordering flexibility because any Doleco product can be added to an existing stock order with no minimum dollar requirement. Smaller WDs, for example, that need only a small number of cargo straps can custom order these products and bundle them into their orders for other Meritor parts.
"Meritor, which has a strong industry presence, a vast distribution network and an experienced aftermarket salesforce, is the ideal resource for our shared customers," said Ralph Abato, president and managing director, Doleco USA.
Doleco products will be available through Meritor's distribution centers in Florence, Kentucky and in Edmonton, Alberta and Brampton, Ontario, Canada. To order, customers can visit meritorpartsonline.com or call 888-725-9355.
Founded in 1935 in Dortmund, Germany, Dolezych is a leading manufacturer and supplier of lifting equipment, slings, ropes and load-securing technologies. Dolezych offers secure and reliable solutions for the lifting and transportation of goods - whether it's on-site in production plants, on construction sites, or by transportation via road, rail, sea, and air cargo. In addition to its most recent expansion in the USA, Dolezych also has operations in Poland, Switzerland, China, Chile, Ukraine, Russia and Turkey with more than 600 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit: Dolezych.
About Doleco USA
Doleco USA, started operations in the United States in 2013 and is the first sales, distribution and manufacturing presence in North America for Dolezych, an 80-year-old, family owned, German-based manufacturer.
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 more than 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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