Meritor has launched a North America Rebuilder Program for drive axle carriers, including the company’s 145, 14X and 160 products.The program is being launched in Canadian market with plans to extend it to the U.S. this year.
As part of the launch, four Canadian companies – Capital Gear, Coast Powertrain, 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% 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 New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
“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," said Stewart.
Meritor-trained commercial vehicle technicians at each rebuilder will have the capability to update the carriers with Meritor's latest product innovations. 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.