Tenneco Introduces Monroe® Oespectrum® Shocks

Tenneco introduces Monroe® Oespectrum® shocks for customers who prefer superior ride characteristics

Frankfurt, Germany, 13 September 2016 – Tenneco today introduced a comprehensive offer of advanced-technology replacement shock absorbers for consumers who want their vehicles to provide superior ride characteristics in a wide range of driving situations. The new, premium range – Monroe® OESpectrum® shocks – is offered with the brand’s first five-year product quality and performance limited warranty.

Monroe OESpectrum shocks feature the revolutionary, patented Monroe R-TECH®2 Rebound Valving Technology™, which provides virtually instantaneous feedback and response to changing driving conditions for exceptional road-holding capability, a smoother ride and increased driver control and confidence. This technology is combined with Tenneco’s new high-speed Impact Control Valve. This, in turn, helps each OESpectrum unit deliver a unique blend of world-class control and reduced noise, vibration and harshness.

“Monroe OESpectrum shocks allow workshops and technicians to eliminate the compromise that has traditionally existed between precise vehicle control and unwanted ride harshness,” explained Bruce Ronning, vice president and general manager, Tenneco Europe Aftermarket. “By choosing this advanced technology, our aftermarket partners will be able to offer a superior driving experience.”

The patented Monroe R-TECH Rebound Valving Technology utilizes two sets of precisely calibrated disks separated by an eccentric “helical disk” to eliminate unwanted, abrupt changes in damping force. The more precise transition between damping control phases helps ensure more consistent control characteristics across a broader range of driving situations and conditions.

Other enhancements featured in Monroe OESpectrum units are premium chrome plating on the piston rod; a new, advanced-design oil seal; internal coil spring rebound stop on many units; new, closed anti-friction PTFE piston band; and premium semi-synthetic oil formulation.

In keeping with the premium technologies featured in the new range, Monroe OESpectrum shocks are offered in a high-quality, full-color package designed to appeal to quality-conscious customers.  The new packaging also is engineered to better resist damage associated with shipping and handling.

To learn more about revolutionary new Monroe OESpectrum shock absorbers, please visit Tenneco’s stand (Hall 4.0, Stand C11) during Automechanika Frankfurt or contact your Monroe supplier. Additional information is available online at www.monroe-oespectrum.com.

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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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