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News   August 27, 2004   by Auto Service World

ArvinMeritor to Market Canadian Developed Heavy-Duty Suspension


ArvinMeritor Inc. Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) business group announces the signing of a licensing agreement with Alberta’s Raydan Manufacturing Inc. for the patented Air Link rear tandem suspension product line.
This exclusive agreement begins a long-term global collaboration between the two companies authorizing ArvinMeritor to market, engineer and manufacture the Air Link rear suspension product line, up to and including 52,000 lb. gross tandem weights for commercial truck, trailer, specialty and military OEMs.
Raydan will continue to manufacture the suspension for crane chassis, custom retrofit, and all applications above 52,000 lb. gross tandem weight.
Effective immediately, all engineering, marketing, product planning and sales activities for Air Link applications specified within the agreement will be managed from ArvinMeritor’s headquarters in Troy, Mich.
This suspension is the industry’s only walking beam air suspension and has been tested successfully by Canada’s National Research Council, the U.S. and Canadian militaries, as well as private corporations. It is standard original equipment on many road crane and fire apparatus vehicles.


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