Meritor Offers New Planetary Axles with Electrified Carrier

Press Release Summary:

  • Available for forklifts ranging from 5-ton to more than 36-ton capacity
  • The electrified carrier (battery-electric propulsion feature) provides connectivity and electrification
  • Suitable for off-highway customers with interchangeable approach to planetary wheel-ends and brake modules

Original Press Release:

Meritor® Launches Full Line of Planetary Axles for Material Handling Applications at Bauma 2019

TROY, Mich., April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced it is launching a full line of material handling axles for forklifts from 5-ton to more than 36-ton capacity and is showcasing an electrified axle within this portfolio under the Meritor Blue Horizon™ advanced technology brand at Bauma 2019 April 8-14 in Munich, Germany.

The new planetary axles are designed and engineered based on the proven architecture and performance of Meritor's current MOR™ series of axles. The addition of an electrified carrier is an emissions-free, fully battery-electric propulsion option that further enhances the Meritor Blue Horizon product portfolio, centered on solutions offering connectivity, efficiency and electrification.

"Showcasing the electrified axle is an example of the alignment between the off-highway planetary product line and the global Meritor Blue Horizon brand of advanced technology solutions and further demonstrates the 'plug-and-play' commonality of parts throughout Meritor's off-highway portfolio," said Joe Plomin, senior vice president and president, Aftermarket, Industrial and Trailer for Meritor. "Off-highway customers benefit from the economies of scale and serviceability offered by our interchangeable approach to planetary wheel-ends and brake modules for traditional and emerging product solutions such as electrification."

Visit Meritor in Hall C4 Booth 639B in the U.S. pavilion.

About Meritor

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 8,600 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. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.

CONTACT: Media Inquiries - Ryan Obert, (248) 435-1701, ryan.obert@meritor.com; Investor Inquiries - Todd Chirillo, (248) 435-1571, todd.chirillo@meritor.com

Web Site: http://www.meritor.com

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