Meritor in Troy Launches Expanded Suite of ProTec Solutions for Heavy-duty Vehicles


Meritor Inc., a large automotive supplier in Troy, today announced the launch of an expanded suite of ProTec solutions scalable for light, medium, and heavy tactical wheeled vehicles and armored personnel carriers.

Overall, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty, and aftermarket customers around the world.

For its latest offering, customers can specify a complete drivetrain solution for their applications centered on ProTec High Mobility Independent Suspensions (HMIS) and beam axles in combination with Meritor drivelines and transfer cases, or choose individual ProTec axle and suspension components.

“Based on specific requirements for payload, performance, and protection, defense contractors, law enforcement agency contractors, and other third parties can now choose from a suite of proven ProTec solutions for tactical wheeled vehicles and armored personnel carriers that must operate dependably over the world’s most challenging terrains,” says David Damian, director of defense at Meritor.

“The suite’s weight-efficient line of products offers solutions for virtually any tactical or armored wheeled vehicle application to meet the most demanding specifications.”

The scalable ProTec suite’s weight-efficient HMIS is built for applications requiring gross axle weight ratings (GAWR) from 9,000 to 29,000 pounds. The ProTec Series all-wheel drive beam axles deliver reliability, payload capability and ground clearance for demanding environments from 8,000 to 29,000 pounds.

“Meritor axles and HMIS platforms have been the solution of choice for the United States Army’s fleet of 2.5- and 5-ton vehicles for more than 50 years − right up to the modern FMTV and MRAP vehicles,” Damian said. “These solutions offer protection and mobility to our war fighters and first-responders alike.”

Meritor is a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. The company has 8,200 employees who work in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers, and global offices in 19 countries.

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