Meritor expands bearing and seal kit offering

US company, Meritor, has announced the launch of 20 bearing and seal kits and 70 individual bearings covering Meritor and Dana axles.

This comprehensive offering covers a significant portion of drive axle carrier assemblies serviced in the North America aftermarket, according to Meritor.

“These Meritor bearing and seal kits are a continuation in a series of products we’ll launch this year to provide our rebuilder and warehouse distributor customers with very high-quality drive axle components at aftermarket prices,” said Meritor Product Management Senior Director, Krishna Natarajan.

The bearings are reportedly manufactured in Europe with high-quality steel for strength and toughness and optimised for balanced load distribution and higher load capacity. Tighter tolerance on bearing width reduces variations and the time required to rebuild carrier assemblies, improving the productivity of rebuilders.

“World-class manufacturing processes and controls help us to deliver a very high-performance product,” said Natarajan. “The premium-quality seals offer high reliability and long life.”

In other nes, On 22 June, John Bennett was named Meritor Vice President and Chief Technolology Officer.

In this new position, Bennett will be responsible for establishing the company’s advanced technology portfolio and global product strategy, and serving as the central thought leader for engineering excellence. This appointment follows the company’s introduction last month of its Meritor Blue Horizon brand which it will use to differentiate the company’s growing platform of offerings for electric drivetrain, efficiency and connectivity systems in the commercial vehicle market.

“John has added tremendous strategic value to the company over the past 26 years,” said Jay Craig, CEO and President of Meritor. “He brings a unique balance of in-depth technical understanding combined with strong business acumen and execution skills. As the industry continues to evolve across on- and off-highway, specialty and defense applications, John will ensure that Meritor remains at the forefront of drivetrain innovation.”

Bennett most recently served as General Manager of Global Product Strategy for Meritor, a position he’s held since 2013. Prior to that, he held various roles of increasing responsibility in engineering, product and program management, and sales for the company. Bennett earned his master of business administration from Michigan State University, a master of science in Engineering from Wayne State University, and a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is the named inventor on 14 Meritor patents.

(Image: Meritor CEO and President, Jay Craig.)

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