Tenneco Expands ‘B-Connected’ Tour Fleet

Tenneco Expands ‘B-Connected’ Tour Fleet

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Tenneco, a leading global manufacturer of vehicle ride control, suspension and emissions control components, has expanded its “B-connected” fleet of customer support vehicles with the addition of 10 highly modified Toyota HiLux trucks. Topped with giant Monroe® OESpectrum® shock absorbers, each new vehicle will support Tenneco’s efforts to expand awareness of the Monroe brand in the European market.

“Our B-connected initiative provides workshop professionals with direct access to valuable technical service and promotional resources,” said Bruce Ronning, vice president and general manager, Europe Aftermarket, Tenneco. “With the addition of these 10 new vehicles to our fleet, we will be able to offer even broader support to those who rely on Monroe ride control and suspension products.”

The first new HiLux truck joined the B-connected fleet at the end of March, while the other nine are slated to come onboard by the end of May. These vehicles will tour various regions throughout Europe, visiting both existing and non-Tenneco customers.

In addition to the new HiLux additions, the B-connected fleet includes 3 “XPO Cruiser” vans and 6 highly modified Mini Cooper, sporty two-passenger coupes, also topped with giant Monroe shock absorbers. Each vehicle is loaded with point-of-sale and merchandising materials, along with a variety of top-quality Monroe products. The Monroe brand offers a total undercar solution, including shocks, struts, mounting and protection kits, springs and suspension parts.

Drivers of ‘B-connected’ fleet vehicles are highly skilled technical service professionals with extensive knowledge of Monroe ride control and suspension and Walker® clean air technologies. To learn more about the Tenneco ‘B-connected’ fleet, visit www.monroe.com or contact your Tenneco sales representative. For more information regarding the full portfolio of free technical resources available from Tenneco, including the Technician’s Advanced Digital Information System (TADIS).

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About Tenneco   
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway equipment and the aftermarket, with 2017 revenues of $9.3 billion and approximately 32,000 employees worldwide.  
 
On October 1, 2018, Tenneco completed the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with nearly 55,000 employees globally and 2017 revenues of $7.8 billion.  Additionally, the company expects to separate its businesses to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, in late 2019.

About the Future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company
Following the separation, the aftermarket and ride performance company will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies.  The aftermarket and ride performance company’s principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Walker®, Clevite®Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Champion® and others. The Aftermarket and Ride Performance company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 57% of those revenues from aftermarket and 43% from original equipment customers. 
 
About the Future Powertrain Technology Company
Following the separation, the powertrain technology company will be one of the world’s largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains. The powertrain technology company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $10.7 billion, serving light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway and industrial markets.
 

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