One of Navistar DuraStar medium duty commercial trucks

One of Navistar Dura-Star medium duty commercial trucks.

Meritor Gets Five-Year Contract Renewal from Navistar

Meritor Inc. announced it has a new five-year agreement with commercial truck builder Navistar International Corp., continuing its role as the provider of brakes and rear axles systems for medium-duty trucks and buses, as well as front axles in “severe service” trucks, medium-duty trucks, and buses.

Michigan-based Meritor produces drivetrain systems and parts, brake systems, and aftermarket products for commercial vehicles and industrial markets.

The financial terms of the new contract were not announced.

"This new contract signifies our continued partnership with this important customer," stated Chris Villavarayan, president, Americas for Meritor. "As we launch our M2019 strategy this year, this business builds on the strong foundation we've established to supply Meritor products to the leading truck manufacturers around the world and provides further opportunities for growth."

The M2019 strategy is a corporate initiative announced late last year, aiming to improve the organization’s EBITDA, reduce debt, and increase revenue based on orders booked.

"This five-year partnership also allows Meritor the opportunity to collaborate with Navistar on its Open Integration initiative using future technologies and designs that will provide improvements in the total cost of ownership for our end-user customers," Villavarayan continued.

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