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Meritor, Doleco ink distribution agreement

Meritor has agreed to a master distribution agreement with Doleco USA, Inc., to sell Doleco’s cargo restraint products for flatbeds and van trailers to North America independent distributors and OE dealers, effective immediately.

“Doleco has had an excellent reputation for designing and building high-quality cargo restraint solutions since 1935,” says Aaron Bickford, director, Brake and Wheel-End, Aftermarket for Meritor. “They do much more than just sell products; they offer customized solutions rather than strictly selling off-the-shelf parts – and this is what makes them a valuable partner.”

Doleco cargo restraints, which are offered through the Meritor and Euclid product lines, maintain Doleco branding. The new line initially includes more than 600 part numbers to meet customer demand, with more to be added in the future, the companies say.

Bickford says Meritor was seeking a supplier to help better serve all customers, including those with non-conventional applications. Distributors have greater ordering flexibility now because any Doleco product can be added to an existing stock order with no minimum dollar requirement, Meritor says. Smaller distributors, for example, that need only a small number of cargo straps can custom order these products and bundle them into their orders for other Meritor parts, the company says.

“Meritor, which has a strong industry presence, a vast distribution network and an experienced aftermarket salesforce, is the ideal resource for our shared customers,” says Ralph Abato, president and managing director, Doleco USA.

Doleco products will be available through Meritor’s distribution centers in Florence, Ky., and in Edmonton, Alberta and Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

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