The journey from a simple idea to producing today's Technology Driven Safety is one that has taken Monroe more than a century and to every corner of the globe.
Building on one man's vision of a safer, more comfortable and controlled method of motoring, today more motorists' journeys are enhanced by the safety and control provided by Monroe shock absorbers than any other brand.
Monroe is part of the global DRiV Incorporated, which was established in 2019 following Tenneco’s separation into two independent, publicly traded companies. DRiV Incorporated has become one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket suppliers and one of the largest global original equipment (OE) ride performance and braking suppliers to aftermarket, light vehicle, and commercial vehicle customers. In the original equipment market, DRiV is one of the world’s largest ride performance businesses, developing, manufacturing and supplying leading global original equipment manufacturers with shock absorbers, struts, NVH performance materials and brake friction. In the aftermarket, DRiV has become one of the largest global suppliers of replacement parts. Its stable of well-respected, enduring brands includes Monroe, Champion, Öhlins, MOOG, Walker, Fel-Pro, Wagner, Ferodo, Rancho, Thrush, National, Sealed Power, Axios and others. DRiV is a unique new business built from the combined strengths of Tenneco, Federal-Mogul and Öhlins - laser-focused on innovation, performance, brand development and customer service. The DRiV name is emblematic of what the new company is – a global leader in the aftermarket and original equipment businesses, driving advancements that help people get the most out of every vehicle, every ride, every race, and every journey.
From humble beginnings with the invention of the ‘Brisk Blast’ tyre pump in 1919, through to the development of the first original equipment passenger vehicle shock absorbers, Monroe has continued to lead the way in ride control component innovation and design. Monroe’s shock absorber developments have enhanced the road safety of millions of road users worldwide.
With a network of 14 advanced engineering centres on five continents, Tenneco is at the leading edge of technology for the original equipment market. Tenneco meets the needs of customers - including Volkswagen, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, Daimler, BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Nissan and Shanghai Automotive (SAIC) - expertly tuning the ride of any vehicle to the most exacting specifications.
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Technology Driven Safety
Technology driven safety are three words that most aptly describe the Monroe commitment to product research and development. Many Monroe shock absorber products incorporate world first and patented technologies.
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