Hendrickson launches Air and Mechanical Suspensions and Axles for Trailer Applications in India

These suspensions are manufactured locally as part of the Make in India initiative of the Government of India, and they are the lightest systems in the market.

Hendrickson launches Air and Mechanical Suspensions and Axles for Trailer Applications in India

Pune- Hendrickson., a global manufacturer and supplier of medium and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions, integrated and non-integrated axles, and other commercial vehicle systems, launches their air and mechanical suspensions and axles for trailer applications in India.

Hendrickson presently have sales and distribution facilities, manufacturing, research and development centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Romania, France, Poland, Turkey, India, China, Japan, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.

Commenting on the launch, Matthew Joy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hendrickson said, “Today, we are excited to introduce these innovative Ride Solutions for trailer applications in India, with the goal of serving and supporting the industry’s evolving needs. Every day, millions of Hendrickson suspension systems and components worldwide carry loads of freight and raw materials, showcasing our commitment to providing durable, lightweight, and high-performing suspension systems and components. Our global presence and dedication to delivering products and services that benefit manufacturers, fleets and owner-operators worldwide are key factors in our success. Our tagline, ‘The World Rides on Us’ encapsulates our brand’s spirit and reflects our 110- years of innovation” added Joy.

Richardo Martin, Vice President of International Operations said, “Over the years, we have become a force to reckon with in the industry. Our entrepreneurial attitude fosters a culture of innovation, encouraging all our associates to discover, invent, and modernize. This philosophy enables us to create state-of-the-art products and establish ourselves as an industry leader. We work closely with fleets and truck and trailer manufacturers worldwide, collaborating on new product development. In addition to our innovative products, we provide extensive technical support and training services to ensure the proper installation, operation, service, and maintenance of Hendrickson equipment and aftermarket components. Our ‘Innovation Built In’ philosophy extends throughout our global network of operations and employees. We are committed to serving the transportation industry with cost-effective ride solutions that enhance productivity and profitability”.

Mohit Khosla, Whole-time Director & Chief Executive Officer for India & Middle East added. “We are happy to introduce these cutting-edge products in the Indian market. In India, we are committed to continual improvement, ensuring customer trust and safety. We have gained the trust of OEMs, fleets, and owner-operators, thanks to our advanced innovative patented technologies. We are rapidly transitioning into India’s leading axle and suspension system manufacturing company for truck and trailer applications. With the introduction of our new Air and Mechanical Suspensions, we reaffirm our dedication to delivering rugged, high-performance and cost-effective solutions. To cater to this growing market, Hendrickson in India is introducing a dual brand strategy of bringing premium products under the Hendrickson brand and cost-effective, locally manufactured products under the Watson & Chalin brand. These options will offer solutions to a wide base of customers all having different business challenges that need to be addressed.”

Mr Mohit also added that, their product offerings provide Better ride quality and control for various types of trailers on Indian roads, including flat beds, containers, tankers, bulkers, sidewall trailers, and tip trailers. These suspensions are manufactured locally as part of the Make in India initiative of the Government of India, and they are the lightest systems in the market. They offer unmatched payload and operating efficiency advantages to their customers.

The Indian market currently witnesses an annual demand of about 40,000 trailers. Mechanical suspensions account for about 70% of the market share. The migration to air suspensions has begun and will gain momentum as the road infrastructure continues to grow and customer expectations demand the adoption of new technologies.

The company forayed into India in 2006 through a Joint Venture with Tata AutoComp Systems and in 2011 incorporated a 100% subsidiary named Watson & Chalin India Pvt Ltd to expand its manufacturing footprint for truck and trailer products and serve as a manufacturing base to support global customers in Europe, Middle East and Asia.