Meritor has announced extensions of five-year supplier agreements with Paccar and Wabash.
The former is an extension of an agreement to supply Paccar 14Xe ePowertrains and battery electric vehicle integration kits. The latter means Meritor loose axles will continue to be standard equipment for Wabash and Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) will remain a preferred option in all Wabash configurations.
Under Meritor's agreement with Paccar, the 14Xe and integration kits will be used for Class 8 Kenworth T680E, and Peterbilt 579EV tractors and 520EV refuse trucks.
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"This extension affirms the strength of the Paccar and Meritor partnership, and illustrates that our technology continues to prove itself in real-world applications," says Tim Bowes, senior vice president and president, Electrification, Industrial and North America Aftermarket, Meritor.
Meritor adds the integrated, modular design of the 14Xe ePowertrain, Power Controls and Accessories (PCAS) and Energy Storage System (ESS) helps enable Paccar to meet the needs of its customers with high efficiency, performance and range depending on duty cycle and application requirements.
"Paccar is committed to delivering cutting-edge electrification solutions to our customers," says Darrin Siver, Paccar senior vice president. "Meritor has performed very well and is a key partner to help us deliver on this commitment."
The new agreement with Wabash also makes Meritor's lightweight MTA-Tec6 and MPA suspensions, EX+ LS air disc brakes, and automatic slack adjusters available as data book options.
"We value our 30-year relationship with Wabash and appreciate their confidence in Meritor. We look forward to continuing to deliver innovative trailer products to Wabash," says Saad Malik, general manager, Front Drivetrain and Trailer for Meritor.