New partnership allows ArvinMeritor to strengthen South American foothold

TROY, Mich. — ArvinMeritor is plunging into the South American truck market and will manufacture and sell truck components under the banner of Suspensys.

The move is a joint partnership with Randon Participacoes, Caxias do Sul in Brazil. Randon consists of a number of companies specializing in numerous Latin American truck markets.

Suspensys will focus on truck suspensions, trailer axles and suspensions and related wheel-end equipment. The partnership will bring together ArvinMeritor’s product technology and Randon’s manufacturing and operations experience.

A 174,000 sq.ft. manufacturing plant is being planned and should be completed by November, 2002.

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