TROY, Mich. — To address the demand for remanufactured components for Class 8 trucks, Meritor will be implementing a number of improvements, including increasing capacity at its Mississauga, Ont., facility, Mascot Truck Parts. The facility remanufactures steering gears and manual transmissions. Meritor is also introducing an additional differential production line at its Plainfield, Ind. remanufacturing facility.
“Our production and inventory system ensures local inventories for faster delivery to the dealer location or even the end-user facility,” said Sean Widrig, project manager, Mascot Truck Parts, Meritor. “We’ve become their local warehouse and dealers simply don’t have to stock the right Mascot remanufactured unit – we have it ready to go that day or, at latest, the next day.”
Meritor entered the remanufacturing business in 1982 at its Florence, Ky., national parts distribution center with drive axle carriers. That operation later relocated to a 275,000-sq.-ft facility in Plainfield. In late 2007, Meritor acquired Mascot Truck Parts, with production in Canadian facilities and a 29-location network of distribution centers across US and Canada. In 2008, the company acquired TruckTechnic, based in Liege, Belgium, which remanufactures disc brake calipers, cam brakes and steering gears.
To see a video tour of Mascot Truck Parts in Mississauga, watch this episode of Transportation Matters.
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