Tenneco Expands Capacity, Coverage For Quick-Strut Assembly
(Akron/Tire Review) Tenneco Inc. announced the third expansion of production capacity and an increase in application coverage for its Monroe Quick-Strut assembly, a fully assembled replacement strut for late-model passenger vehicles. Tenneco has added a third Quick-Strut assembly production cell to its ride-control manufacturing facility in Paragould, Ark., to accommodate increased demand.
The company will also expand its Quick-Strut assembly coverage with 23 new part numbers scheduled for introduction in 2007. The additional coverage will include popular domestic and foreign-nameplate applications, such as the Chevrolet Cavalier, Chevrolet Impala (police/taxi package), Dodge Caravan, Honda Accord and Civic, Nissan Maxima and Toyota Camry (6-cylinder).
Launched in 2004, the Monroe Quick-Strut assembly features a replacement bearing plate, upper and lower spring isolators, upper spring seat, coil spring, boot kit and application-engineered Monroe Sensa-Trac strut. Each assembly’s spring rate and strut valving are tuned to each vehicle’s factory-specified ride and handling profile. “Because Quick-Strut assemblies are ready to install right out of the box, technicians no longer must order and assemble individual components, saving up to 75 per cent of the time traditionally required for a complete strut replacement,” says Tenneco.