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Cummins Meritor expands aftermarket red range

As it continues to bolster its aftermarket offering, Cummins Meritor has now expanded its red range with a new series of brake camshafts.

The company remains focused on significantly growing its aftermarket presence – and it’s making major strides in expanding its product offering.

The red range is a quality aftermarket range of braking components for all makes of heavy vehicles, which targets value-conscious customers.

It began as an Australian initiative to take the experience and knowledge of Meritor’s vast expertise in supplying OEM truck, trailer and bus manufacturers to develop a range of essential serviceable brake components to complement the existing genuine product as an all makes value-based proposition. All products in the range are painted a distinctive red colour.

Development of the range was led by Cummins Meritor’s local product and engineering teams. This included benchmarking existing aftermarket competition to ensure the product meets customer expectations for quality and reliability as well as trials with local fleets here in Australia. That gives the team the ability to respond to customer feedback and deliver product enhancements to suit the market. The red paint is also a sign that the parts have passed Cummins-Meritor’s stringent global product approval requirements.

The red range is being updated regularly and now includes brake drums, brake chambers and manual slack adjusters. The brake camshafts are just the newest addition to the red range. With 14 Meritor Q+ brake applications currently available, the brand is looking to have a range of 34 parts on offer by the end of 2024.

Featuring induction hardened splines for longer life, they are manufactured to go the distance – and backed by a one-year unlimited kilometre warranty. Camshaft repair kits are also available to suit a variety of applications. When replacing a camshaft, it is recommended to also replace the seals and bushings as well.

“We’ve been having a lot of success with the red product range,” revealed product manager for Cummins Meritor, Mahendranath Gogineni.

“Although we developed this range before Cummins acquired us, thankfully we’ve been able to continue with the distinctive red paint which makes these parts stand out on the display shelves.”

Mahendranath says the success of the product range is aided by a proven quality history, taking on customer feedback and ensuring good stock availability in the warehouse.

“These products are also fully supported by experienced field-based sales and technical customer support teams,” he added. “Customers can have peace of mind knowing they’ll receive the same level of service as they would have if they purchased a Meritor genuine product.”

As a leader in axle and braking systems for heavy vehicles, Cummins Meritor currently services over 300 heavy vehicle outlets across the country, including all major truck OEMs.

Major truck and trailer parts supplier Tranzmile is among the stockists of the Meritor red range. Managing director at Tranzmile, Cameron Black, said, “Tranzmile stocks the Meritor red range as we believe in supplying our customers the industry’s best products. With Meritor we know we are supplying products that have been tried and tested by some of the best truck and trailer engineers in the world, and that counts a lot for us and our customers.”

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