ArvinMeritor Commercial Vehicle Systems business' Worldwide Suspension Systems division has entered into a joint agreement with Liteflex LLC to be sole distributor of current Liteflex truck and trailer composite mechanical springs worldwide, effective immediately.
The two companies will develop integrated composite suspension systems to address heavy-duty truck, trailer, and specialty markets' needs for lighter-weight and better-riding suspensions. Several new systems will be available later in 2003.
Trailer composite suspension systems under development will join RideStar suspension systems, a member of the company's DriveTrain Plus family of heavy-duty components for the trucking industry. The composite springs will be manufactured at Liteflex's facilities in Dayton OH.