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Billion dollar supplier to motor vehicle industry signs license to globally market award-winning Air Link suspension

EDMONTON, Alta. -- Raydan Manufacturing Inc. recently announced the signing of a licensing agreement with ArvinMeri...

EDMONTON, Alta. — Raydan Manufacturing Inc. recently announced the signing of a licensing agreement with ArvinMeritor, Inc. Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) business group for selected models of the 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 engineer, manufacture and market the rear Air Link for crane chassis, custom retrofit, and all applications above 52,000 lb. gross tandem weight, and retain all rights to the Air Link for tandem front end applications. Raydan will continue to manufacture the Air Link from their facility in Alberta, Canada, including all product distributed by ArvinMeritor during the next 12-18 months. 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, MI.

“We are very pleased to be working with ArvinMeritor,” stated RayEnglish, President and CEO of Raydan Manufacturing. “Their global presence makes the Air Link available worldwide, and as the largest axle manufacturer in North America, the Air Link is a natural fit.”

The Air Link suspension is the industry’s only air ride walking beam suspension, and has been tested successfully by Canada’s National Research Council, the US military, and private corporations. The Air Link has been approved by both the US and Canadian military, and is standard original equipment on many truck crane and fire apparatus vehicles.

“This is a significant agreement for ArvinMeritor as we continue to expand our suspension module product line and meet our customer’s expectations as a full systems supplier,” said Sergio Carvalho, Vice President and General Manager, Brakes, Suspension Systems, Trailer Products and Ride Control.

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