MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the remanufactured brakes market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Meritor with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Quality Leadership.
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Meritor, which earned the award for its superior focus on quality and performance, has emerged as a leader in the North American remanufactured brakes industry.
Meritor stands out from the crowd for its leading position in providing innovative braking solutions for original equipment manufacturers of trucks and trailers. Leveraging its global production base and supply chain, Meritor has established itself as a leader in brake manufacturing."Meritor has demonstrated an ability to understand customers' requirements and develop the best product design that ensures the safety for customers' trucks," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Janardan Damani. "The company aims to engineer safety into every brake system, detail, and control." The remanufactured brakes market is moving into a stage of growth where there will be increasing focus on quality and performance. Meritor is well suited to shine in such an environment, especially in the OEM truck market, due to its emphasis on continuously burnishing product quality. The company's intensive innovation and vast domain knowledge enables it to easily meet the individual needs of its diverse customer base. A typical example of its customer-focused innovation is the PlatinumShield™ technology, which extends the brake shoe life by arresting rust-jacking. The company offers the same level of warranty for both its remanufactured and new products. This is indicative of its faith in its development process, which ensures that the products are validated against test plans. These test plans use simulation and field data to ensure the product is fit for field use and finally, Meritor's application process aligns product design choices with customer demand.