Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) announced the launch of its North America Authorized Rebuilder Program for drive axle carriers, including the company’s 145, 14X TM and 160 products. As part of the launch, four Canadian companies − Capital Gear, Coast Powertrain, Ltd., ULT Powertrain and The Gear Centre − become the first in a network of authorized rebuilder members to supply wholesale distributors and dealers across Canada with rebuilt Meritor carriers.
“Meritor is partnering with exceptional rebuilders that share our commitment to helping fleets maximize uptime with coast-to-coast, 24-hour guaranteed delivery of highly reliable, rebuilt carriers which meet original performance specifications,” said Krishna Natarajan, senior director, Steering, Suspension and Drivetrain, Aftermarket for Meritor. “Our authorized rebuilders are committed to using 100 percent genuine Meritor content for replacement parts and approved processes to deliver the highest-quality rebuilt carriers that fleets expect.”
Fast turnaround is essential to keeping forestry, mining, construction, transit and linehaul fleets on the road, according to David Stewart, general manager, Coast Powertrain, Ltd., New Westminster, British Columbia. “Twenty-four hour delivery of Meritor parts ensures that our customers’ vehicles will be back up and running with parts rebuilt to the highest quality standards,” Stewart said.
Meritor-trained commercial vehicle technicians at each rebuilder will have the capability to update the carriers with Meritor’s latest product innovations.
“Because of our association with Meritor, combined with our years of knowledge and ability to deliver the highest level of customer service, customers know they’re buying rebuilt carriers with the most up-to-date components,” said Gerard Zentner, president, Capital Gear, Edmonton, Alberta.
Whether a customer is long- or short-haul, it’s important to rebuild carriers with 100 percent genuine Meritor content, according to Kurt Gibson, chief operating officer, The Gear Centre Truck & Auto, Edmonton, Alberta. “Downtime can be expensive, and customers will enjoy peace of mind knowing their trucks are being repaired with components from one of the industry’s top brands.”
Equally important, added Mario Oliveira, president, ULT Powertrain Reman and Services, Mississauga, Ontario, is proper installation and procedures. “Our technicians start and finish every rebuild with a great attention to detail,” Oliveira said. “Additional training from Meritor ensures that all carriers are rebuilt to ensure premium performance and dependability.”
Each of the rebuilders test all carriers to ensure they meet or exceed Meritor OEM rebuild specifications, with all rebuilt units containing a unique serial number that will be documented and tracked by Meritor for quality assurance. Authorized rebuilders are compliant with all safety and environmental regulations.
Meritor will provide program members with marketing support to promote the authorized rebuilder distinction and marketing literature. An authorized rebuilder locator tool is available on www.meritor.com. Meritor will back each carrier rebuilt by an authorized rebuilder with two-year nationwide warranty coverage. The company plans to extend the Authorized Rebuilder Program to the United States in 2018.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,200 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR.