ArvinMeritor light vehicle suspension modules unveiled in Europe

ArvinMeritor, Inc. has unveiled the company's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) suspension module product portfolio for the first time in Europe. Until now, ArvinMeritor has principally focused its marketing efforts on North America.

"ArvinMeritor's light vehicle suspension module business, which was formed in 2002, is one of the company's many success stories -- growing to an estimated $600 million by 2008," said Sidney Del Gaudio, vice president and general manager of LVS Undercarriage Systems for ArvinMeritor. "We are one of a few Tier One suppliers that have the technical, design, manufacturing and logistical expertise and capabilities to provide complete suspension modules on a global basis."

ArvinMeritor's light vehicle suspension module portfolio includes:

Cross-car cradle module: Currently in production, this module contains 12 major components including the axle, cradle, lower control arm, steering gear and stabilizer bar.

Wheel-end module: Currently in production, this module contains five major components including the knuckle, caliper, rotor, heat shield, and hub and bearing.

Coil-over shock module: Currently in production, this module contains four major components including the coil spring, shock and upper shock mount.

Air suspension systems: Currently in development, ArvinMeritor's full system integration approach for air suspension systems improves ride and handling, and allows for load leveling and height adjustability.

Active roll control systems: Currently in development, ArvinMeritor's hydraulically-assisted stabilizer bar system improves ride, handling and safety, as well as enhances the capability of stability control systems.

Adaptive damping system: Currently in development, this product offers increased safety and comfort by actively adjusting damping forces in the shock or strut.

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