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Sponsored feature: Monroe: Bringing innovative technology to the aftermarket

1st Oct 2019 3:54 pm

When it comes to Original Equipment and the Aftermarket for ride control and suspension systems and components, Monroe has been the last word for over a century.


Earlier this year saw the birth of a start-up that leveraged the joint strengths of three giants 
 – Tenneco, Federal-Mogul and Öhlins Racing. DRiV Incorporated, headquartered in the greater Chicago area, will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket suppliers and one of the largest global original equipment (OE), ride performance and braking suppliers to aftermarket, light-vehicle, and commercial-vehicle customers. The $6+ billion company has a massive global footprint, including 64 manufacturing facilities worldwide, as well as 29 engineering and technical facilities. DRiVTM has a stable of enduring aftermarket brands and long-time partnerships with the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers. These include Monroe®, Goetze®, Ferodo®, Champion®, Öhlins®, Moog®, Wagner®, Thrush®, Axios® and several others. In this issue, we take a look at the Monroe® brand’s rich heritage and product range.

Established in 1916, Monroe® has been one of the most respected brands in the automotive and commercial vehicle industries. With over 100 years of material and design innovation and manufacturing process know-how combined with an in-depth understanding of our customers, Monroe has been a market leader in both Original Equipment and Aftermarket for ride control and suspension systems, and components. Monroe uses advanced engineering and test capabilities to provide product reliability, endurance, and performance. With our integrated, electronically linked engineering and manufacturing facilities around the world, Monroe supplies both to OE and Aftermarket customers on a global basis.

Monroe® OESpectrum® series of shocks

The Monroe® OESpectrum® series of shocks and struts feature the revolutionary, patented M-RTECH®2 Rebound Valving Technology™, which provides virtually instantaneous feedback and response to changing driving conditions for exceptional road-holding capability, a smoother ride and increased driver control and confidence. This technology is combined with our new high-speed Impact Control Valve. This, in turn, helps each OESpectrum unit deliver a unique blend of world-class control, and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

Monroe® OESpectrum® series of struts

Beyond advanced technologies and best-in-class product performance, a core element of the Monroe brand’s enduring success has been a uniquely strong connection with the professionals who specify, sell and install our products.

Our precision-engineered design

Monroe products are designed, engineered, fit and ride-checked, and built with each vehicle’s specific ride and handling profile in mind.

Our standards

The strict performance standards at Monroe, with our OE expertise, ensures OE-quality fit and function from each individual component as well as how the finished parts work together once installed.

Our Quality Materials

The high-carbon steel and premium components that go into premium Monroe shocks, struts and strut assemblies make each one a top-quality product.

Our best-in-class training and support

As staff and vehicle technology evolves, Monroe stays with you every step of the way with training
and support before, during and after the product purchase.

Our industry-leading marketing

Monroe gives service providers a helping hand with a best-in-the-business guarantee and in-store merchandising in support of a brand name that people know and trust. In India, Monroe Shocks and Struts cover Passenger Vehicle, Two/Three-Wheeler and Commercial segments. With strong OE pedigree, best-in-class application coverage and superior quality, Monroe is the most preferred choice for customers and the market leader in the passenger vehicle segment.

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