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ArvinMeritor Marks 100-Year Heritage of Forward Thinking

The company will commemorate this historic milestone throughout 2009 at events and product exhibitions.

TROY, Mich. — ArvinMeritor this week announced its centennial heritage anniversary at the company’s annual shareowner meeting, which took place Jan. 30 at its headquarters in Troy, Mich.

The company will commemorate this historic milestone throughout 2009 at events and product exhibitions which will be marked with the launch of several "next generation" products from axles to brakes to hybrid drivetrain applications that offer significant benefits to customers through advanced design and state-of-the-art manufacturing technology.
 
"ArvinMeritor’s longevity is based on a rich heritage of product performance, customer service and engineering expertise," said Chip McClure, chairman, CEO and president of ArvinMeritor. "These characteristics, combined with our commitment to develop industry-leading products and provide customized services to meet the needs of our customers around the world, describe our long history of ‘forward thinking.’ "

The many evolutions of the company and its predecessors during the past 100 years have contributed to the diverse culture and extraordinary global team in place today, said the company. ArvinMeritor has always been passionate about its strategies for growth and remains committed to growing its capabilities and strengthening its market position to succeed – even in the current challenging economic climate.

Since the company’s earliest roots as Timken-Detroit Axle in 1909 – through its evolution as Rockwell, Meritor Automotive and ArvinMeritor – it has been a leading supplier of commercial and light vehicle systems, modules and components to the global transportation industry. ArvinMeritor has a family of well-known brands including: Meritor, Euclid, Meritor WABCO, Gabriel, Mascot and Trucktechnic.

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