ArvinMeritor Light Vehicle Products
ArvinMeritor Inc. Light Vehicle Systems 2135 West Maple Road Troy, MI 48084 USA ArvinMeritor GmbH Albert-Einstein-Strasse 14-20 D63128 Dietzenbach, Germany www.arvinmeritor.com
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Litho in UK Issued 09-2001 SP98132 FELTON COMMUNICATION
Commercial Vehicle Systems
Light Vehicle Systems
Roof Systems Door Systems Access Control Systems Motion Control Systems
Modular Suspension Systems Ride Control Systems Wheel Products
The ArvinMeritor merger brought together complementary technologies to form a world-class light vehicle products business. Strategic alliances and advanced engineering solutions solidify our position as a global provider of original equipment integrated systems. We have leading market positions in both aperture systems and undercarriage components and systems product segments. Aperture systems include roof, door, access control and motion control systems. Undercarriage components and systems include modular suspension systems, ride control and wheel products, exhaust systems and filtration products.
ArvinMeritor brings together the strength, expertise and resources of our industry-leading predecessors: Arvin Industries and Meritor Automotive. Firmly grounded on the principle that businesses as well as products should be built to last, ArvinMeritor remains customer focused, quality driven and environmentally responsible. With a rich heritage of providing simple solutions to complex automotive issues, we’re proud of our best-in-class technologies, systems, practices and people. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, U.S., ArvinMeritor employs 36,000 people at more than 150 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries. We are a $7 billion automotive supplier, offering a full portfolio of integrated modules and components that capitalize on innovative technology and engineering insight. We’re well-positioned for strategic growth, with the industry scale and scope to provide the right products and services at the right place and time. ArvinMeritor is ready to meet the growing automotive demand to source globally and produce locally, while exceeding customer expectations.
With more than 100 years of combined experience, we understand that approaching a challenge systematically rather than piece-by-piece yields the best results. That’s why we’ve become the leader in integrating top-quality components into aperture, undercarriage and exhaust systems that provide complete solutions. An intense focus on customer advocacy is embedded into ArvinMeritor’s business culture. We listen to customers in order to address their concerns and needs each day. As a result success is based on an unparalleled record of dependability, delivery, value and quality.
engineering complete systems for global markets
Aperture Systems Roof systems and modules Door systems and modules Access control systems Motion control systems Undercarriage Components and Systems Modular suspension systems Suspension products Ride control systems Wheel products Exhaust Systems Exhaust products
ArvinMeritor engineers are trained in the latest technology and have the expertise to serve customers around the world. Our engineers provide cutting-edge solutions to design, prototyping, validation and manufacturing. In addition we use intensive computer simulation and computational analysis to increase the speed and quality of product development. Some examples of our technology include linear motor applications, tribology and multiplexing. We also support Web and electronic data interchange, allowing our customers and suppliers to efficiently transfer data both internally and externally.
Our technologies enable us to offer customers advanced solutions never before used in the automotive industry, making us a leader in world-class innovation. In addition, we have the ability to tailor systems to manufacturers’ individual needs. Along with our technology, we also have the expertise to cost-effectively produce complete integrated systems for customers throughout the world. Our modularity advances include roof, door and suspension modules that incorporate several ArvinMeritor systems. This approach to complete systems allows us to offer customers a single source for all their automotive aperture, undercarriage and exhaust systems needs.
aperture systems roof and door modules, access and motion control systems
ArvinMeritor LVS offers major breakthroughs in the development of Aperture Systems, including roof and door modules, and access and motion control systems offering technical innovations to the automotive industry and delivering substantial customer benefits. By utilizing our mechanical, electrical and electronic control technologies, we can complete the integration of these aperture systems with skill and ease, reduce source costs and timing, and because we test for systems integration, quality is improved. Customers count on us to find ways to take time and cost out of the automotive assembly process, without sacrificing quality and design integrity. To this end, we are unique in our technical expertise to design, validate and manufacture aperture systems. ArvinMeritor’s own electric motor and electronic control capabilities complete the integration of these aperture systems.
roof systems roof modules, multi-panel systems and sunroofs
ArvinMeritor roof modules consisting of molded headliner and outer “skin” made from composite, plastic, steel or aluminium, available with or without sunroofs
Roof modules will revolutionize the modern automotive assembly line process. ArvinMeritor’s newly developed product range of roof modules includes the headliner and the roof “skin” made from composite, plastic, steel or aluminum with or without a sunroof. This development allows the integration of parts such as grab handles, sunvisors, ventilation systems, interior lighting and antennae into the roof itself.
This new approach to car roof design is particularly appealing to vehicle manufacturers because the car interior is fully accessible from the roof opening. In the past, interior assembly and installation were restricted solely to the window and door openings. We can supply a wide variety of roof modules and if necessary, just-in-time and in-line sequence. For example, modules can be supplied with spoiler, canvas-top, T-top or sliding/tilting sunroofs.
ArvinMeritor’s spoiler roof system consists of four glass panels. The front and rear panels are fixed and nontransparent. The second and third panels can be moved to the back to provide a large double spoiler roof opening
We manufacture sunroof products, including multi-panel, sliding and tilting, spoiler and canvas-top models. These feature both power and manually operated versions with integrated wind deflectors. We also offer a range of steel, glass and solar panel versions with sliding sunscreens.
Powered sunroofs include electronic control capability and provide special functions such as anti-squeeze and remote control roof closure. ArvinMeritor sunroof systems are designed and manufactured to meet increased customer demands for low weight, low noise levels and maximum headroom.
New generation low-weight, high performance tilt-and-slide sunroof with solar panel and electronic control functions
door systems door modules, window regulators, door latches and actuators with integrated electronic features
In the concept and development of door modules and systems, ArvinMeritor has identified major advantages for vehicle manufacturers. Our unique design and manufacturing capabilities combine window regulators, electric motors, electronic controls and access control systems for best-in-class performance, functionality, comfort and security.
We manufacture a wide range of manual and power window regulators with antitrap capability. A new generation of electric motors powers ArvinMeritor’s window regulators. The motor utilizes the regulator panel bracket, improving overall noise quality and product durability.
ArvinMeritor sealed door module consisting of: window regulator, electric motor, integral electronic controls with anti-trap function, door latch with superlocking actuator, wiring harness, multiplexing, loudspeaker and watershield.
Single-arm window regulator (manual version)
Single-lift regulator (power version)
Single-lift drum & cable regulator (manual version)
Compatto-type push-pull regulator (power version)
Arm and sector window regulator (power version)
Double-lift window regulator (power version with anti-trap feature)
Rear window control systems for cabrio applications (power version)
access control systems aperture latching solutions, electrical actuators and powered closure and release systems
The Modular Corporate Latch in manual, power lock, superlock and powered child safety versions
ArvinMeritor is a world leader in the supply of aperture latching solutions for the automotive industry. We've achieved this position by leveraging our 70 years of experience to place the highest importance on leading edge technology, product robustness, crashworthiness and customer service.
In a single year we design and manufacture over twenty million manual and powered latches and a similar number of electrical actuators for use in modular power locking, electrical door release, powered closure and electrical fuel flap operation. Examples of our world-class products include the integrated S1 latch fitted to the first vehicle ever to achieve full marks in Euro-NCAP crash tests and the modular Corporate Latch that provides brands with multiple feature levels through advanced modular design.
The S1 Integrated Latch award winning safety and security
The Global Latch Integrated solution with Multiple Applications
motion control systems gas spring and climate control products
ArvinMeritor is a global leader in the manufacture and supply of climate control actuators and counter-balancing systems for the automotive market. As the world standard in actuator application specification, we have produced more than one billion vacuum actuators. Gas spring systems supplied include integrated gas springs and connectors for deck lids, hoods, gates and many other lift-and-support-type applications.
Our counterbalancing technology has been responsible for innovative gas spring systems that meet customers’ demanding assembly and performance needs. Another new feature is our patented Temperature Compensating Module, which provides consistent gas spring performance in all temperatures. Our innovations continue to make the vacuum actuator the preferred choice of automakers. Climate control products include two-and three-position actuators, in all plastic, plastic and metal, and all metal. These offer engineers time-tested failure-proof and cost-effective solutions to any climate control system design.
Lift gas springs in Stainless steel (high corrosion resistant) and standardized springs in black nitrate rod
Standard lift gas springs with additional safety features
undercarriage components and systems modular suspension systems, ride control, wheel and suspension products
ArvinMeritor LVS Undercarriage Components and Systems businesses consist of modular suspension systems, ride and control system, suspension and wheel products. Together, they offer vehicle manufacturers quality products that use state-of-the-art design and manufacturing processes. Research and development aided by ArvinMeritor’s Technical Centers continue to explore new technologies and areas for weight savings through the use of stronger, lighter materials and new procedures in basic production techniques.
modular suspension systems strut modules, full-corner modules and complete suspension systems
Full size light truck and SUV independent rear suspension system
ArvinMeritor is committed to the development of suspension modules to offer our customers solutions that are efficient, flexible and innovative. This commitment, combined with our lean manufacturing processes, offers practical solutions to our customers’ global undercarriage module needs. We are well-positioned to supply suspension modules by integration of our expertise, ride control and suspension products. We are an industry-leading Tier One supplier to original equipment customers, with products ranging from strut modules, to full-corner modules and complete suspension systems.
Our independent rear suspension system is one example of how we integrate our products into complete systems. Our team of advanced engineers developed the concept utilizing simultaneous engineering practices, computer-aided engineering and supplier partnerships. The complete process is guided by the principles of our Concept-to-Customer product development.
Full corner module
Barrel-shaped coil spring, providing space saving
In addition to our supplier partners, the Modular Suspension Systems business also utilizes the resources of the Meritor Suspension Systems Company (MSSC) and the ArvinMeritor Ride Control business. MSSC, a joint venture with Mitsubishi Steel Manufacturing Company of Japan, supplies virtually every North American OEM. The company manufactures coil springs, stablizer bars and torsion bars. It has produced more than 100 million coil springs in the past ten years.
ArvinMeritor Ride Control is a worldwide organization that provides OEM customers with struts, shock absorbers and ride control equipment. Its ride control products have been consistently recognized as industry leading. The business unit achieves success by applying hydraulics in carefully selected markets, monitoring customer requirements and developing innovative solutions. No matter which modular suspension systems our customers choose, they can expect top quality. All our products are made using world-class production methods that ensure consistent quality and
Left-hand wound coil spring to improve steering
Torsion bar, for low profile suspensions
on-time sequencing at competitive prices. Everything we make is designed for use in the most demanding automotive environments.
Variable rate rear coil spring
Stabilizer with tapered arms, for space saving
wheels drop-center-base steel wheels, spare wheels, bead-seat and full-face design and fully cladded wheels
Fabricated aluminium wheels for optimum weight savings
Bead-seat attached wheels for greater brake clearance and design flexibility
From drop-center-base and spare wheels, to bead-seat and full-face design, to fully cladded wheels, ArvinMeritor is positioned to answer all of our customers’ needs with the highest quality and workmanship. Plant and equipment design permit the production of a wide range of wheels in volumes consistent with today’s varied OEM product market segments.
We continue to develop new capabilities for stronger, lighter materials, procedures in basic material production, and concepts for protecting the environment through advanced research programs. The results of our flexible approach demonstrate our commitment to supplying customers with high-quality, lightweight, low-cost, high-performance products.
Full-face design wheels provides greater styling flexibility
Cladded wheels with chrome finish for styled pick-up truck application
exhaust systems and filtration products full exhaust systems and components and oil, air, fuel, transmission and cabin air filter products
ArvinMeritor’s exhaust business is built on a history of firsts. From creating the first catalytic converter in North America to developing the first mass-produced, high-performance automotive titanium exhaust system, we build on our past accomplishments to develop new ideas. ArvinMeritor is the industry leader in manufacturing and distribution of original equipment automotive filtration products.
Dual mode silencer
Many suppliers can meet emissions standards, but sacrifice mileage. Other suppliers can meet sound requirements, but at the expense of increased weight. We are the world’s largest supplier of exhaust systems, with the experience and proven full-system expertise to balance performance and acoustic control against weight restrictions.
This know-how drives ArvinMeritor’s excitement about leveraging what we do best in the light vehicle market to develop next generation air and emissions management solutions for the commercial vehicle and recreational industries. At a time when market forces are demanding new levels of emissions management, we know how to meet durability and weight objectives without losing peak performance and cost effectiveness.
ArvinMeritor is taking a fresh approach to managing engine air flow processes with Air2Air™, a full-system concept that optimizes air flow from air induction to exhaust tailpipe. This innovative atmosphere-to-atmosphere solution optimizes engine air flow, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), emissions management, and overall engine performance, while reducing vehicle development time and expense. Simply stated, Air2Air™ redefines value.
Complete exhaust system
filter products oil, air, fuel, transmission and cabin air
Fabricated air gap manifold
ArvinMeritor is the industry leader in manufacturing and distribution of original equipment automotive filtration products. Numerous OEM customers have presented us with awards for our leadership contributions in the area of environmentally friendly automotive filtration products. Arvinmeritor's dedicated prototype shop and leading test laboratory help assure our OEM customers the best in full range automotive filtration products available worldwide.
ArvinMeritor Filtration Systems provide oil, air, fuel, transmission, cabin air and oil cooler products. Engineers utilize CAD system technology featuring SDRC, I-DEAS, CATIA, Finite Element Analysis and solid modeling capabilities.
Air filter products
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For full contact details for any of these locations please call our World Headquarters in Troy, Michigan on (1) 248 435 1000 or visit our website www.arvinmeritor.com.