Tenneco Expands Production Of Monroe® Monotube Shock Absorbers

Tenneco Expands Production Of Monroe® Monotube Shock Absorbers

Company Expands Manufacturing at Dedicated Aftermarket Ride Control Facility in Poland, to Address Increased Demand

Brussels, BelgiumTenneco has expanded production of its popular Monroe® monotube shock absorbers by moving manufacturing to its state-of-the-art “G+” aftermarket ride control facility in Gliwice, Poland. The company also has invested in a new production line at the G+ facility to address rising demand for its premium monotube dampers.


“Our multi-million-dollar investment in the G+ facility enables us to not only increase daily production to meet current demand, but also continue to expand our monotube range to additional late-model passenger vehicles,” said Maurits Binnendijk, vice president and general manager, Tenneco Europe Aftermarket.

Opened in 2014, the Gliwice manufacturing complex comprises two facilities – one serving original equipment manu-facturers, and the G+ plant dedicated to the replacement parts market. The fully integrated facility enables Tenneco to control every step of the production of Monroe ride control products. The latest facility investment – totaling approximately $3,6 million (USD) – included the introduction of 11 new production machines to effectively triple the plant’s monotube unit manufacturing capacity.

Designed for vehicles originally equipped with monotube technology, Monroe replacement monotube shock absorbers help enhance vehicle stability by reducing body roll and drive in evasive maneuvers and tight turns. Each shock features a high-pressure gas charge that separates the unit’s internal oil and nitrogen to provide additional spring rate, which helps maximize damping efficiency and control.

Many Monroe monotube shocks also include a hydraulic lockout feature that cushions the impact and helps eliminate potential shock damage in cases when the vehicle suspension is fully extended.

Tenneco offers monotube shocks to meet a range of needs and price points, from the Monroe Original high-value replacement line to the new premium Monroe OESpectrum® range. Featuring Tenneco's innovative M-RTECH®2 Rebound Valving Technology™, OESpectrum gas-charged shock absorbers leverage Tenneco's global OE leadership for a superior driving experience. Tenneco confidently backs each OESpectrum product with its first-ever 5-year limited warranty, offering consumers the peace of mind of a lasting investment. Complete warranty terms and conditions can be found online at

Monroe aftermarket products are supported through comprehensive training and vehicle diagnostic information available on Technicians Advanced Digital Information System (TADIS), a technical support platform from Tenneco that includes thousands of helpful files designed for technicians, installers and other aftermarket professionals. To access TADIS and other resources, visit www.training.tenneco.com or www.monroe.com. Independent aftermarket professionals also have access to Monroe advertising and point-of-sale promotional materials, as well as fully illustrated catalogues with 360-degree product images that can be found online at www.monroecatalogue.eu.

To learn more about Monroe monotube shock absorbers and other Monroe ride control technologies, please contact your Monroe supplier or Tenneco sales representative. Additional information is available online at www.monroe.com.


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Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Aftermarket, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain products and technology solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial and the aftermarket, with 2018 revenues of $11.8 billion and approximately 81,000 employees worldwide. On October 1, 2018, Tenneco completed the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket.  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 the second half of 2019.

About DRiV™ - the future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company

Following the separation, DRiV 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.  DRiV’s principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Öhlins® Walker®, Clevite®Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Ferodo®, Champion® and others. DRiV would have 2018 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 54% of those revenues from aftermarket and 46% from original equipment customers.

 About the new Tenneco - the future Powertrain Technology Company

Following the separation, the new Tenneco 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 new Tenneco would have 2018 pro-forma revenues of $11.4 billion, serving light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway and industrial markets.

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